Category: Washita

Washita

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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In February, I mentioned that we received Dr. Michael Jordan’s final report, “Nineteenth Century Southern Cheyenne Drawings: Documenting Tsistsistas History and Culture,” and that it included 1,577 images. Based on that post, I...

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As of May 1, and for the next 90 days, Kevin Young, a Facility Manager from Amistad National Recreation Area in Del Rio, TX, will be the acting Superintendent. Young will be instrumental in overseeing the completion of the...

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The Battle of the Washita mural in the visitor center, also highlighted on our park brochure, features several horses among the chaos of charging soldiers and fleeing Cheyenne. Black Kettle’s horse, gray in the picture to stand...

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The Battle of the Washita mural in the visitor center, also highlighted on our park brochure, features several horses among the chaos of charging soldiers and fleeing Cheyenne. Black Kettle’s horse, gray in the picture to stand...

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The Battle of the Washita mural in the visitor center, also highlighted on our park brochure, features several horses among the chaos of charging soldiers and fleeing Cheyenne. Black Kettle’s horse, gray in the picture to stand...

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A month ago, President Trump signed into law the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, Public Law 116-9. As one of the largest conservation bills in recent history, this law includes provisions to...

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We had 789 visitors in March one of them was Ben Wise. He is a descendant of Scout Rafael Romero of the 7th US Cavalry and a Cheyenne woman named Red Dress. Red Dress was his grandmother’s mother. His cousin was the late Robert...

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