Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sepia Scenes - Three Forks at Muskogee

Just south of the little community of Okay, Oklahoma is this sign documenting the Three Forks area between Okay and Muskogee.  The site itself is located about 3/4 mile south and east of this point.  It can be accessed by a dirt road to a space of land that is privately owned and farmed.  This is where the Arkansas, Verdigris, and Neosho rivers meet (3 forks) and become the Arkansas river which flows from here across the state of Arkansas into the mighty Mississippi river, then south to the Gulf of Mexico at New Orleans, and from there into the waters of the world.  The sign tells the story. 

In case a map might be helpful, here is a topo from Google Earth.



Shosh said... [Reply to comment]

I like that name...Okay, OK. I like the info, too. Very interesting.

Francisca said... [Reply to comment]

I was surprised to see this stone sign was erected in 1932... I had thought it was more recent. With each passing year, a century or two seems shorter and shorter... How did Okay get it's name? It would be cool to get to that three forks.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Interesting. I've always thought it cool that three rivers meet there. Now I know the exact spot. I love the information packed sign.

genie said... [Reply to comment]

Your Google Earth map really did the trick for me. Now I really do get the picture and understand it all far better. Nicely sculpted stone sign. Genie

RuneE said... [Reply to comment]

It is always nice with a bit of history and geography, especially about a theme that is not well-known
to oneself.

Thank you!

Birdman said... [Reply to comment]

There's some history here today. Thanks. I know little about OK.

Lesley said... [Reply to comment]

The map does help put it all in perspective.
I love the slab sign, too! It will never fade or be torn.