Durant monument in danger

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

DURANT, Okla. -- Officials say a Durant monument is in danger of being torn down. It sits on the east side of 9th Street, south of the city.

ODOT discovered the monument while planning the Highway 70 bypass project.

They say the engraving is just one of several monuments placed in eastern Oklahoma by Mrs. Ora O'Reilly in the 1940's.

Officials say they hope someone will relocate the monument in the next few months before it's destroyed.


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  • by Texoma Location: GC on Sep 26, 2007 at 02:30 PM
    I wonder if they can move Calera while there at it? What an eye sore.
  • by L on Sep 26, 2007 at 02:18 PM
    WHAT KIND OF MONUMENT IS IT? I KNOW IT'S ONE OF SEVERAL..........DOES IT FOLLOW A TRAIL ................PLEASE TELL US MORE
  • by That Girl Location: Bryan County on Sep 26, 2007 at 01:53 PM
    The monument just needs to be moved to a new location and not cause the same kind of problems that Denison had. It could go with the rest of the stuff out by Highway 75.
  • by Mom Location: Sherman on Sep 26, 2007 at 11:05 AM
    For me to care, I need to know what kind of monument it is... Did a famous stagecoach ride pass there? Did someone important live there? What? Please complete the story KXII.
  • by Dakota Location: Platter on Sep 26, 2007 at 06:58 AM
    Surely this could easily be moved to a city park rather than being destroyed. Heck, I would be HONORED to take it if they don't figure out how to save it.
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Sep 26, 2007 at 06:37 AM
    It's granite for pete's sake. Move the dad gum thing next to the famous cast iron peanut.
  • by Kaya Location: Durant on Sep 25, 2007 at 10:28 PM
    Thank goodness the monument is located in Durant and not Denison because Dension would just demolish it, like they did the beautiful historical old high school.
  • by John Location: Paris, TX on Sep 25, 2007 at 08:14 PM
    ODOT should not have the authority to destroy a historical monument. Move the highway around it. The person involved apparently got the permission to plant the monument at it's location, so ODOT should respect that.
  • by Leroy Location: sherman on Sep 25, 2007 at 05:43 PM
    someone call Pollaro!!!
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