Category: Washita

Washita

We had 1,049 visitors in July. Park management is guided by our enabling legislation. We are required “to protect and preserve the national historic site . . . as closely as possible as it was at the time of the battle.” Here is...

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The Cheyenne & Arapaho TV (CATV) has participated in several of Washita’s events over the years. They have filmed rangers, interviewed tribal members, and shot footage of the Visitor Center and the park’s trail. Currently,...

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Many of the units of the National Park Service consult with tribes. Here is a list of our current associated tribes: Apache; Comanche; Quapaw; Cheyenne and Arapaho; Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco &...

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A couple weeks ago, former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating planned a trip to the Washita. One member of his group was on Capitol Hill when they passed legislation to establish the park. As part of their visit, they requested a...

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The Western Plains Library System Bookmobile supported our summer camp. On a monthly basis we provide the family friendly Reading Ranger program at the Elk City Carnegie Library, the Sayre Public Library, and the Minnie R. Slief...

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We had 1,138 visitors in the month of June, and two dogs last Saturday. Custer and the 7th Cavalry had dogs, so why not visiting dogs? Well, these were not service dogs, nor did they belong to any visitors. They just showed up....

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Tour of Honor is a season- long, self-directed motorcycle ride to memorials and monuments around the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii. A few weeks ago, rider #117 stopped by Washita. He explained the National Parks Tour...

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We had 808 visitors in May. Eight of them were Germans, guided by Dietmar Kuegler, a German publicist and historian. According to his website, his “most successful books are a history of the US Cavalry, [and] a biography of the...

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As the Beatles said, “Yes, I get by with a little help from my friends.” Without our own Maintenance Division, we rely on surrounding parks to support us. Two maintenance staff from Chickasaw National Recreation Area (CNRA)...

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The park received 895 visitors in April, including couples from Denmark and Australia. One person who will meet all of these visitors is Kate Roesch (pronounced “rush”). Kate is our new temporary Park Ranger. You need to login...

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