Saddle Mountain, Oklahoma

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Comments (16)

DeEtte Fisher on January 23, 2008

I can see why they named it Saddle Mountain...it looks exactly like a saddle! :) We have a Saddle Mountain in Oregon (near the coast), but it doesn't look much like a saddle at all!

Greetings, DeEtte

Marilyn Whiteley on January 25, 2008

Yes, DeEtte, it's clear how this one got its name! Thanks for visiting. Greetings, Marilyn

jhk on January 27, 2008

Saddle mountain indeed, Marilyn! Lovely fall colours.

The name sounds very familiar to me, I'm thinking there must be some story connected to this mountain, but I can't remember. Do you know of any "famous" events that transpired here?

Cheers, Justin

Marilyn Whiteley on January 27, 2008

Thanks for visiting, Justin. I don't know of any story. I think the name has a familiar ring, at least in North America, because there are a number of Saddle Mountains, in various states and provinces.

Cheers, Marilyn

X. Paschen on January 27, 2008

Beautiful warm autumn colors! The trees seem to "crawl" to the tip(s) of the mountain. Cheers, Xenia

Dann Cianca on January 27, 2008

THey have mountains in Oklahoma??

Dann.

Marilyn Whiteley on January 27, 2008

Xenia, thank you for your comment with its very good description.

Actually, Dann, the Wichita "Mountains," northwest of Lawton, are so rugged that it's not hard to consider them mountains though of course they're nothing like the Rockies. I have a few shots but I haven't posted them; there are already several good ones on Panoramio. As for "Saddle Mountain"? That may be stretching the point.

Marilyn

Dann Cianca on January 27, 2008

I may have to make a stop-off when I'm chasing this year!

Dann.

Roger Sandvik on January 30, 2008

I like this one Marilyn. A very good composition!

Marilyn Whiteley on January 30, 2008

Thanks, Roger. I took it mainly to record the place since I am doing research on someone who lived and worked near there. But the photo turned out better than I had expected!

1HappyOkie on May 6, 2008

Beautiful.

You must come back to the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in SW OKlahoma and take some more pictures!

Why only 2 photos when you were here?

Marilyn Whiteley on May 31, 2008

HappyOkie, I loved the area, and I did take photos in the Refuge. But I don't know that they're better than others of the area, and I wasn't sure how to map them. I'd happily come back, and if I write a biography of the missionary who's buried in the Saddle Mountain cemetery, maybe I'll have to come back!

jsc5207 on February 3, 2010

I have lived in the Mt.Sheridan estates. This is the exact view that I had from my backyard patio. I lived in Lawton, OK for my entire childhood and part of my younger adult life. I know every inch of the Wichita Mountains and would gladly share any information that I have about the area if you are interested.

Scott

GloElam on May 17, 2010

To jsc5207 I would love to know any info on that area. My great grandfather owned the first ranch in that area in 1893 to 1915.

Drover on July 12, 2010

Saddle Mountain and the Wichita Mountain chain has always been a landmark and guide for trail bosses driving cattle up the Great Western Cattle Trail from South Texas. Now the interested folks traveling up the trail know they are on the trail when they see them in the distance. People say nothin is forever but Saddle Mountain and the Wichita Mountains are close enough to "for ever" for this old drover.

Marilyn Whiteley on July 12, 2010

Scott, I'm sorry I missed thanking you long ago, but I do appreciate your comment and your offer. I'd like to be in touch.

GloElam, I wish you luck in getting further information. That ranch would be from early days indeed, as that's about the time the land was opened up for settlement. If you see this and feel like giving me your grandfather's name, I'd be interested and would see whether I run into any information in my historical research.

Drover, thank you so much for your comment. From my brief visit, I can see that it would be a landmark from quite some distance.

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  • Uploaded on January 22, 2008
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Camera: OLYMPUS CORPORATION u10D,S300D,u300D
    • Taken on 2004/11/26 15:13:44
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 14.99mm
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