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Indian Pioneer Papers - Index

Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma
Date: June 17, 1937
Name: Greene Yeargen
Post Office: Skiatook, Oklahoma
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Field Worker: James H. Fleming
Mr. Greene Yeargen was one of the Pony Express Riders through this country from 1778 to 1780.

The route came from Vinita to Tulsa. The stop at Tulsa was at the PERRYMAN house on the Arkansas River, about two miles south of what is now First and Main Streets. They crossed the river between there and what is now West Tulsa; went from there to the west of what is now Sapulpa and to the Sac and Fox Agency, six miles south of Stroud. The next stop was the Arapaho Agency.

The men built two camps between the Sac and Fox Agency and the Arapaho Agency. One, a log cabin on the north side of the North Canadian, was called Camp McCollough. This is now Oklahoma City. The other, some fifty or sixty miles west, was called Camp Morris.

Mr. Yeargen rode from Vinita to the Sac and Fox Agency, a distance of oneway one hundred miles. There was another rider, he remembered, by the name of Dick HARTSHORNE. Lots of the time, there would not be nearly a load of mail but they would travel on schedule anyway.

It was started out as a weekly trip but finally became daily. The western terminal for this line was Las Vegas, New Mexico. This was in existence for about two years.

SUBMITTERS COMMENTS: Green Jeremiah Yeargain
Born: June 3, 1856 in DeKalb Co., AL
Died: February 9, 1949 in Sperry, Osage Co., OK
Buried: Captain Cemetery, Osage Co., OK
Married: Isabella Captain

Submitted to OKGenWeb by Kelly Park, <KSPark97@aol.com> 02-2000.