Mary Veasey Leech

Mary Veasey Leech (HM1AD8)

Location: Tulsa, OK 74119 Tulsa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 8.16', W 95° 59.403'

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In Honor of

In 1913, when Mary Veasey Leech was eight years old, she moved into the house across from the Council Oak Tree. Her father, James Alexander Veasey, taught young Mary about respect for our history and for all people. The pair ensured that the Council Oak was watered daily, hauling buckets of water during dry weather.

Mary successfully fought developers who planned to cut down the Council Oak and build on the sacred site. She shared its story with many visitors. The Council Oak Tree and Stickball Park survive today because of Mary's lifelong love for the tree and the people it represents.

Mary worked in conjunction with Dode McIntosh, the last hereditary chief of the Creeks, when fighting the development of the land on which the Council Oak stands. She and Dode were good friends and it was very important to her to work closely with the tribe.
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HM NumberHM1AD8
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Placed ByMuskogee (Creek) Nation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 11:34pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 230939 N 4003175
Decimal Degrees36.13600000, -95.99005000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 8.16', W 95° 59.403'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 8' 9.60" N, 95° 59' 24.18" W
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Area Code(s)918
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1801-1811 S Cheyenne Ave, Tulsa OK 74119, US
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