Oklahoma new, used and rare books and ephemera at biblio. A guide to the indian tribes of oklahoma by wright, muriel h and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The university of oklahoma press printed his book oklahoma place names in. Shirk oklahoma history center at oklahoma city university was dedicated. Very good reference book for those interested in the unique oklahoma town names and obscure facts about them. It took its name from the nearby sardis indian mission church, which appears to have named itself after the biblical city of sardis during the early 1980s, jacks fork creek was impounded by the u. The information about the various locations came from the book, oklahoma place names, by george h. Each locationhistory is just a few lines about the town and whenif post office was established. Morris is more appropriate for details of a listed ghost town, usually 12 pages. Post office name changed to earlsboro, june 12, 1895. Thomas william tom bray 18541951 find a grave memorial.
This guide is an easy to use reference to the etiology of place names in oklahoma. Shirk i found mine at both and barnes and if you are studying oklahoma this is a must have book hosted by 20022003. Shirk, who writes that a post office was established in dover on march 1, 1890. Wright is the author of a guide to the indian tribes of oklahoma 5. Click on the book with letter town name starts with, example. From prairie city to my kinsfolk, from paradise prairie to prairie citythe story of an american community, we can help you find the oklahoma books you are looking for. Burton eaton press, 1999 early military forts and posts in. This 2nd edition of oklahoma place names by george h. Shirk the united states dragoons were created by act of congressof march 2, 1833, but with little portent of the great role they weredestined to play in the history of oklahoma. Oklahoma historian george henry shirk followed in his fathers footsteps and. Shirk university of oklahoma press, 1974 town and place locations oklahoma department of transportation, 1991 military records. Oklahoma place names july 1985 edition open library. Pittsburg county town names log local history local news. Shirk, prominent attorney and former mayor of oklahoma city, was president of the oklahoma historical society.
Other unofficial names are east ninnekah and minnekah. Fort arbuckle site in southern garvin county, 9 miles west of davis. Search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library. George shirk worked with the oklahoma historical society for 20 years. Oklahoma history fans and writers should keep a copy of this book within arms. This book aims at informing readers, in a painless way, about fifty species of common birds of oklahoma and the southern great plains, says dr. The 1890 cherokee nation census, indian territory oklahoma a book by barbara l. A fullpage color plate of a sutton painting of each bird faces the page of text about that bird. Dovers place in the past is secure, but the group wants to make sure dover also has a future. Florence was in western grant county 19 miles west of medford, oklahoma, grant county seat a po from 11895 to feb 141922. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. Names of those interesting, colorful towns and their origins are included in oklahoma place names, compiled by george h.
In this new and enlarged edition of his popular book, the author has. Nearly 3,600 counties, cities, mountains, and lakes are listed alphabetically, with such information as origin of name, date of founding and abandonment of towns. Prior to becoming mayor, george henry shirk practiced law in oklahoma city and was involved in many civic and philanthropic organizations. He was an avid antique collector, collecting classic cars and building artifacts. Keywordsoklahoma town history john porum davis gap muskogee county cherokee canadian district indian territory starvilla sedalia trail belle starr briar john west isaac parker fort smith william dutch cotton corn coal hogs cattle. The origin of alva oklahomas name visit alva visit alva.
Shirk 1965 agrees by saying ireton, ok was named for john ireton, a local choctaw allotee and head of a large family of that name. Each entry locates the place, gives dates when there was. Excerpt from the book, oklahoma place names by george h. We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition starting at. Chronicles of oklahoma peace on the plains b y george h. He was well known for his fascination with oklahoma history and was nicknamed mr. Formerly loftis, in pottawatomie county, 7 miles east of tecumseh. Established in 1851 and garrisoned until the civil war. A great book to have on hand is called oklahoma place names by george h. Some of the above information came from the book oklahoma place names by george h.
Porum the encyclopedia of oklahoma history and culture. The university of oklahoma press printed his book oklahoma place names in 1965. Acme is a community or populated place located in grady county at latitude 34. A wellknown authority on oklahoma history, he was the author of many articles published in the chronicles of oklahoma, the quarterly journal of the society. Oklahoma ghost towns the place for oklahoma genealogy. African american scouts and soldiers on the western frontier by arthur t. Shirk, george henry the encyclopedia of oklahoma history. Wright, longtime editor of chronicles of oklahoma, has been recognized for her distinguished. The main body of the text is alphabetical by names.
Sardis was a community in northern pushmataha county, oklahoma, six miles northwest of clayton a united states post office was established at sardis, indian territory on february 20, 1905. The center houses his collection of rare books, stamps, and maps. Oklahoma place names, 2nd edition chisholm trail heritage center. A number of stories persist regarding the origin of enids name, according to george h. Having fun with oklahoma place names orr, weer okay archive. George miksch sutton, noted ornithologist, writer and bird painter. As the worlds largest independent marketplace for new, used and rare books, you always get the best in service and value when you buy from, and all of your purchases are backed by our return guarantee.
Pdf ghost towns of oklahoma download read online free. Encyclopedic organization of material makes this book fun and informative for every reader. Buy oklahoma place names by georg shirk, muriel h wright designer online at alibris. George shirk, lucyl shirk oklahoma city community foundation. Oklahoma history because of his numerous published works on state history and frequent references to historical events. Grady county, oklahoma genealogy trails towns and townships. Shirk, july 1985, university of oklahoma press edition, hardcover in english rev ed edition.
Slapout, according to oklahoma place names, by george h. Oklahoma place names, 9780806111407 by shirk, george h and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. The origin and etymology of current geographical names. The name dover comes from england, notes a book titled oklahoma place names written by george h. It was named for florence arnold, mother of an early day rancher. Excellent as a complement to kent ruths oklahoma travel handbook, because this book includes many of the smaller past, present, and ghost towns that ruth wasnt able to cover in his treatment.
This anniversary edition concentrates on the origins of the names currently used for the cities, towns, settlements, mountains, and streams of california, with engrossing accounts of the. Shirk, george henry the encyclopedia of oklahoma history and. A wellknown authority on oklahoma history, he was the author of many articles published in the chronicles of oklahoma, the quarterly journal of the society historian muriel h. Depending on which local historian you talk to, the old community of ireton is said to have been 3 miles northeast of alex, ok or just across the washita. However, the author has no doubt tennysons poem is the source. Shirk had many roles during his life mayor, historian, attorney, civic leader and was an early friend of the oklahoma city. Oklahoma place names by georg shirk, muriel h wright.29 64 1427 1512 600 963 1403 604 234 775 737 404 1051 781 318 238 873 656 519 296 1312 628 1486 1248 1141 562 721 957 351 1010 989 789