This cemetery is apparently internationally famous for its 'Showman's Rest' section. In this section of the cemetery are graves and monuments to the men and women who spent their lives entertaining the American public as Circus performers.Open daily dawn to dusk, free parking.more
In 1987 the Kiamichi Railroad began its operations. It took over the former Burlington Northern Railroad Company's track in Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas which consisted of over 230 miles. This distance had once been part of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company (Frisco) before its merger with the Burlington Northern. The Kiamichi has two...more
The Harvey House Restaurant is located in the Frisco Depot. The local rail depot was the centre of attention with the daily traffic of trains and the restaurant grew in popularity because of it all. There were dance halls girls, hustlers and gunfighters. Fred Harvey operated a chain of restaurants and hotels, mostly for the Santa Fe Railway. He...more
Hugo is in Southeastern Oklahoma at the end of the Indian Nation Turnpike where US Highways 70 and 271 come together.
If coming from Paris Texas, Hugo is located 25 miles north just across the Red River. Take Hwy 271 travelling north.
The Indian Nation Turnpike connects Hugo in south-eastern Oklahoma with Interstate 40 near Henryetta. It runs for 105 miles long and has the best scenery of any turnpike in Oklahoma, but there is also a toll. Be sure to have change handy.
Kiamichi was once thought to have been an Indian word, however it was introduced by early French explorers. They found this area was abundant in wild game and also a type of very large and noisy woodpecker. They named both the bird and the area Kiamichi - meaning 'raucous bird'. The Kiamichi River runs south-southwest for some 165 miles from Pine...more
This park comprises 46-acres which includes a 390 acre lake. There are campsites, a swimming beach and a picnic area with 70 tables. There are also 2 boat ramps although the speed limit on the lake is only 5mph. The park is 1.5 miles south of Fort Towson and south Hugo and U.S. Highway 70 on SR 209.more
Dorothy Orton was the primary person for pushing for the restoration of old Fort Towson. She was able to bring awareness to the community and the State of the importance of the preservation as part of Oklahoma's historic heritage. She was born locally at Fort Towson (the town) in 1915 and was the first woman to enlist in the women's army corps for...more
As you can see, there is not a lot to Downtown Hugo... Life is pretty sedate with no stress. One of the biggest attractions is the Frisco Railroad Museum.
There are a few little stores to visit otherwise I would say that most of the attractions in the area are outside of Hugo - other than Mt Olivet Cemetery and 'showman's rest'.