Canute Centennial

Canute Centennial (HM29CW)

Location: Canute, OK 73626 Washita County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 25.304', W 99° 16.288'

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1902 - 2002

—Canute Town and County Centennial —

Town Chartered July 2, 1902 - Canute established
Oklahoma territory
Canute city lots sold by lottery for $10.00 per lot
1902 - 1st State Bank receives charter
1904 - Water well dug in in middle of main street with
windmill for horses rode to town
1904 - Rural mail delivery started
1905 - Big Wolf hunt south of Canute, Okla. territory
1907 - Railroad and depot came to town
1907 - November 16th, Oklahoma becomes a state
1908 - Canute Consolidated School District #1 started
1917 - First oil & gas well drilled in area
1924 - Electrification comes to town
1925 - First phone lines in town
1926-28 - Holy Family Catholic Church school,
rectory and convent built
1928 - Grotto/Crucifixion built
1929 - Great depression starts
1931 - US 66 opened through Canute to Texas line
1936 - City Park 1st Okla. state park built on Route 66
Apr 7, 1938 - Snowstorm of the Century filled in old
66 RR underpass west side of town. Stopped Rt 66
traffic foe 10 days
Aug 14, 1945 - Bells rang when Japan surrendered
1955 to 1958 - serious dry spell and drought for farmers
1962 - Canute public water and sewer system installed
1964 - Volunteer fire department officially started
1967 - I-40 bypasses town
1979 - Farm land

prices hit record highs
1970-80's Oil Boom - 1980's Oil bust
1984 - New modern school gymnasium built in Canute
1990-94 - Native of Canute David Walters elected
Governor of Oklahoma
1994 - Heritage Center purchase/renovation (Old Holy
Family Church)
1992-2000 - Randy Beutler State representative
1992- to present - Jack Bonny State representative
1997 - Girls Basketball state champs
1997 - Internet access first available
2001 - Space port authority formed for the area
2002 - Major ice storm shuts down electricity for 5 days

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This 100 year marker is dedicated to all those people that have contributed in many ways to Canute and the area over the last 100 years.

At one time and over the years Canute had three cotton gins, and elevator, feed lot, barber and beauty shops, three grocery stores, drug stores and dry goods, dance hall and movie theatre, laundry and dry cleaning plant, doctor's office, livery stable, blacksmith shop, telephone office, post office, pool hall, lumber yard, meat locker, dress shop, several cafes and beer joints, motels, farm equipment and supply, several oil field related businesses, bank, liquor store and 4 churches.
HM NumberHM29CW
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe City and County of Canute
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 475355 N 3919847
Decimal Degrees35.42173333, -99.27146667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 25.304', W 99° 16.288'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 25' 18.24" N, 99° 16' 17.28" W
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Area Code(s)580
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115 E Hwy 66, Canute OK 73626, US
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