Bent Canyon North of Woodward, OK
Jack Rutledge is searching for the origin of "Bent Canyon" near Woodward, Oklahoma. In an OkieLegacy Ezine Comment concerning Oklahoma Wild Sand Plums (though it does not related to sand plums at all) Jack says, "About 10 miles north of Woodward is a large and well-watered canyon with local name "Bent Canyon." I suspect it is named for the Bent brothers who traded in Kansas, Colorado and Indian Territory in the mid 1800's, but I have no proof."
Jack goes on to say, "Their main post was at Bent's Fort in Colorado, and they traded all along the Arkansas and its' tributaries. Can anyone help in tracking down the origin of this place name? Thanks!" ~Jack Rutledge.
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