Oklahoma Daily State Capital

Oklahoma Daily State Capital (HM2MB5)

Location:
Buy flags at Flagstore.com!

° ', ° '

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 1 views
Inscription
Built in 1902 by Frank Hilton Greer, this building housed the
first newspaper in Oklahoma Territory and the largest printing
plant west of the Mississippi.

The paper actually began in Kansas before the Run and came
to Guthrie with the opening. It soon outgrew its tent. A wooden
structure, soon replaced by brick, was erected on this lot.
After a fire Easter Sunday, 1902, this building was erected with
help of popular subscriptions in the amount of $50,000.

Greer developed a politically powerful newspaper with the largest
circulation in the Territory aided by installation of the first
Linotype in Oklahoma. He embarked upon a campaign of scathing
criticism of Gov. Haskell, first state Governor. Haskell enraged,
threatened to "see grass grow in the streets of Guthrie" if
Greer were not silenced. Greer would not be budged and,
largely through Haskell's efforts, the 1910 referendum moved the
capital to Oklahoma City.

As a Bicentennial Project, the building was given in 1975 to
the Oklahoma Historical Society for a printing museum. The
building is a Joseph Foucart design and is a National Register
Site. On February 17, 1972, the Oklahoma Press Association
officially endorsed the Printing Museum as a project.
Details
HM NumberHM2MB5
Tags
Year Placed1980
Placed ByThe Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 27th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees0.00000000, 0.00000000
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , ,
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What country is the marker located in?
  2. Is this marker part of a series?
  3. What historical period does the marker represent?
  4. What historical place does the marker represent?
  5. What type of marker is it?
  6. What class is the marker?
  7. What style is the marker?
  8. Does the marker have a number?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?