Left Hand Spring - Blaine County, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog
N 35° 43.585 W 098° 17.460
14S E 564120 N 3953836
Quick Description: Left Hand Spring is just down the hill from the grave site of Jesse Chisholm - in Blaine County, Oklahoma.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 3/3/2022 7:15:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM15VR6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Clan Riffster
Views: 3

Long Description:
Left Hand became Chief of the Southern Arapahos upon the death of his predecessor in 1889. When the Arapahos were moved to Indian Territory, this land, noted for its fresh-water spring, was part of Chief Left Hand's allotment. The grave stone of his friend Jesse Chisholm, who died of food poisoning while encamped here, is nearby, as well as two historical markers (for Chisholm and for Left Hand). The Chisholm Trail passed near here and Left Hand Spring was an important watering stop. Left Hand is also buried here, but his grave site is unknown. The spring is a few hundred paces down the hill from the historical markers and Jesse Chisholm's grave; it flows from NE to SW from under the hill. On my visit the spring was flowing freely; the shallow stream was moving at a few feet per second.
Public or Private Land?: Private

Public Land Fees?: 0

Private Land access?: Access and Parking at Jesse Chisholm's Grave Site

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Please post an original picture of the springs no GPS necessary along with your observations of the spring. What wildlife you saw if any and the condition of the springs. Water level was high, low. The area was clean, trashy ect. Any other knowledge or experiences you have had with this paticular spring that would help document it's history.
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