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    Named for William H. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray, president of the 1906 Constitutional Convention.
     The area was originally part of the land granted to the Choctaw Nation by the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek in 1830. The Chickasaw obtained a claim by the Treaty of Doaksville in 1837, and the region became part of the Chickasaw Nation in 1855.
    A succession of forts (Fort Towson, 1824; Fort Washita, 1842; and Fort Arbuckle, 1851) offered limited protection to the Chickasaw in the decades prior to the Civil War when the area was recognized as part of "Scalp Alley," the borderline of conflict between Plains Indians and Choctaw-Chickasaw settlers. Problems with the Plains Indians ended within a decade after the war, but difficulties with outlaw bands who frequented area caves presented new problems for Chickasaw and federal law enforcement agencies alike.
    In 1870 the U.S. General Land Office established the Initial Point, the basis for all subsequent surveys in Oklahoma except the Panhandle, at a site just south of old Fort Arbuckle and six miles west of present Davis.


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1001 West Wyandotte St.
Sulphur, OK 73086
Phone (580)622-3777
Fax (580)622-2979
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P.O. Box 578
Sulphur, OK 73086
Phone: 580-622-3223

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