Sequoyah’s Cabin – Sallisaw OK

Description

The New York Times reported in 1937: “Tourists have begun to visit the memorial in Sequoyah County, Okla., built by WPA under the sponsorship of the Oklahoma Historical Society … The stone building erected by WPA encloses the log cabin in which Sequoyah lived 100 years ago, and a new road laid by WPA makes the memorial accessible to motorists.”

The cornerstone for the project was laid on June 12, 1936. The WPA also constructed a stone wall and the base to a water tower at the site.

Source notes

The New York Times: "MEMORIAL HONORS A CHEROKEE," Dec. 5, 1937 (pg. 233)

The Democrat-American from Sallisaw, Oklahoma, June 11, 1936 (pg. 9)

http://www.okhistory.org/sites/sequoyahcabin

http://www.okhistory.org/shpo/wpa/wpa3sequoyah.pdf

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 2, 2018.

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Location Info


470288 OK-101
Sallisaw, OK

Coordinates: 35.514364, -94.652118

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