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Fort Reno

  • Address: 7107 W Cheyenne St
  • Vicinity: 3 mi W and 2 mi N of El Reno
  • Hours: Open 7 Days Week 10am to 4pm
  • Phone: (405) 262-3987
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

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Fort Reno


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1874/07/00 Fort Reno begins as a military camp
1876/02/00 Philip H Sheridan Commander General Philip H Sheridan establishes Fort Reno
1878/00/00 Northern Cheyenne arrive at the agency
1878/01/00 Benjamin Clark (scout) Workplace Benjamin Clark becomes Post Interpreter to the Cheyenne at Fort Reno for a pay of $100 per month.
1888/00/00 Frederic Remington Visitor Frederic Remington spends 3 months at Fort Reno
1929/00/00 Will Rogers Visitor Will Rogers attends a Polo meet at Fort Reno
1943/05/00 Afrika Korps Detention German Prisoners of War, many from General Rommel's Afrika Korps, held at Fort Reno.

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Particulars for Fort Reno:
Area of Significance Communications
Owner Federal
Structure Type Fortification
Cultural Affiliation German-American
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Cultural Affiliation Native American
Area of Significance Politics-government
Confinement Attribute Prisoner of War
Area of Significance Prisoner of War camp
Historic Event World War II

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 22nd June 1970

Registry Name: Fort Reno
Registry Address: 3 mi. W and 2 mi. N of El Reno
Registry Number: 70000529
Resource Type: District
Owner: Federal
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 9
Contributing Buildings: 9
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Native American, Military, Politics-government, Communications
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1874
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Fortification
Current Function: Education, Agriculture, subsistence
Current Sub-Function: Research facility

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