Category: Washita

Washita

Trails are open! A final construction punch list (tasks to be completed) for the project was generated on October 4th during the final inspection with the Contractors and Park representatives. Even though a few items need to be...

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There are 84 parks in the National Park Service designated Intermountain Region (now renamed Interior Regions 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9- but that’s another column conversation.) To learn quickly about each park and their management...

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Rebecca Wiewel, an Archaeologist from the National Park Service Midwest Region, monitored the construction site while George Prothro of the Intermountain region was unavailable. She oversaw the excavation of parts of the Upper...

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Visitors may need a special use permit for certain types of activities which might impact other park visitors or the commemorative significance of the site. According to 36 CFR § 1.6 Permits (a) “the Superintendent may issue a...

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We had 753 visitors in August. Our previous Acting Superintendent, Kevin Young, from Amistad National Recreation Area, has completed his 120-day temporary assignment. However, he will be returning to Washita in mid-October as...

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In response to the National Park Service (NPS) Director’s Order 100, a new NPS Cultural Resource Stewardship Assessment (CRSA) was initiated in 2016. The CRSA process will assess the knowledge and physical condition of...

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Washita’s enabling legislation is to “consult regularly with the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe on the formulation of the management plan provisions . . . and on preparation of educational programs provided to the public.” Due to this...

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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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