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Memories Of Everet Peer Baker

Arbuckle Footnotes

I was born in Middle Fork, Arkansas on January 10, 1851.  I came Indian Territory in 1871.  When I came here the government had a trail from Fort Gibson to Fort Arbuckle.  I crossed the Canadian River at Young’s Crossing and crossed the Washita River at Zack Gardner’s Mill east of Pauls Valley is now, and crossed Rush Creek at Tom Wait’s Ranch about one mile southeast of Pauls Valley.  

I crossed Wild Horse Creek at Courtney Flat just north of Fort Arbuckle.  There was a trail from Fort Arbuckle to Fort Sill.  I do not remember its route.  I believe it was in 1872 or 1873 that they moved the soldiers from Fort Arbuckle to Fort Sill.  I believe F. Sherdan was the name of the commanding officer at Fort Arbuckle.



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