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President Kennedy in Big Cedar, Oklahoma
President John F. Kennedy in Big Cedar, Oklahoma, October 29, 1961.
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On the hill to east was home of Capt J.E. Reynolds, a confederate veteran, a pioneer rancher and merchant. Built of native stone like a castle complete with turrets, and walls two feet thick, Reynolds was a delegate to the Sequoyah conv ...
John F. Kennedy Memorial
This monument, commemorating the visit of President John F. Kennedy to Big Cedar, was erected under the auspices of the Knights of Columbus, who deeded shaft and land to the Oklahoma Historical Society on October 30, 1966.
Skullyville was founded in 1832 while removal of Choctaws to what is now Oklahoma was in progress. First Choctaw Agency in the west was established here with Major F. W. Armstrong as agent. The name Skullyville was derived from Choct ...
Established June 16, 1834, by 7th Inf., and named in honor of Gen. John Coffee of Tennessee. Abandoned by U.S. Army in November 1838. In 1842 site selected by Choctaw Council and established as Ft. Coffee Academy for boys During Civil W ...
Building completed, and Maj. F. C. Armstrong was first Agent i 1832. Village became known as Skullyville. Choctaw Nation adopted new constitution in convention here, 1857. State Station for the Overland Mail to San Franciso 1858-61. Lea ...