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Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Gallery

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Re: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Gallery
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2009, 01:25:33 PM »
Guess Ben has never been to SE Okla - some very hilly country in the Kiamichi area.

Actually, I haven't, though my father grew up in that area.  I knew as soon as I typed about Oklahoma being flat that someone would jump on me.  Heh heh...  I've been to the Arbuckles and to the Ozarks in the northeast, so I know there are non-flat areas of the state, but the area around the Wichitas is flat flat flat, and it's so bizarre to come across them in an otherwise flat, boring plain.

Also, Quanah Parker and his mother, Cynthia Ann...are buried at Chiefs Knoll in Ft. Sill.

I'm related to Cynthia Ann Parker...many of the Parkers are buried in my family cemetery out in east Texas.  I remember my grandfather, who still had enough Native American blood in him to look very Indian, telling us the story of Cynthia Ann being captured by the Comanches.

Here is Geronimo's grave:

The Native American cemeteries in that area are fascinating to explore.  We discovered this newer one near Geronimo's grave:

Been to 36 countries and all 7 continents.  BiBe is still my favorite place on Earth.



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