Site of Beginning Trip of Abernathy Boys to New York City in 1910

Site of Beginning Trip of Abernathy Boys to New York City in 1910 (HM299Y)

Location: Tipton, OK 73570 Tillman County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 26.959', W 99° 7.941'

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On April 5, 1910, 9 year old Bud and 5 year old Temple Abernathy, left the Crossroads Ranch near Frederick, Oklahoma, and traveled alone on horseback to New York City. Their father, Jack Abernathy, a close friend of President Theodore Roosevelt, was planning to meet the President in New York City following an African Safari trip. His two young sons begged him to allow them to travel the 2,000 miles on horseback to meet their dad and President Roosevelt.

The young boys became famous as they crossed the country. They had many adventures and arrived in New York City as planned on June 18, 1910. While in New York City, Bud and Temple convinced their father to buy a Brush Runabout "Wildcat" car which they drove back home, and their father followed in a new Maxwell Touring Car. A restored Brush Runabout is located at the Pioneer Townsite Museum in Frederick, Oklahoma.
HM NumberHM299Y
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Date Added Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 487842 N 3811985
Decimal Degrees34.44931667, -99.13235000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 26.959', W 99° 7.941'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 26' 57.54" N, 99° 7' 56.46" W
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Area Code(s)580
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17725 OK-5, Tipton OK 73570, US
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