Experience the community of Verdigris through this collection of photos from the area.
Though the town of Verdigris took its name from the nearby river, it was sometimes called “Verdigris Switch” named after loading chutes and stock pens used by local ranchers shipping their cattle to market. When U.S. Highway 66 was constructed through town in the 1920s, it brought a new lifeblood of tourism and traffic. Thanks to its proximity to the Port of Catoosa, light industries arrived after World War II and expanded to three industrial parks by the 1990s. Verdigris was once home to Oklahoma Poet Laureate Maggie Culver Fry.