4-3-07 Rain Delays Construction
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
Construction delays, due primarily to inclement weather, have pushed back the permanent opening of the new visitor center until late May or early June. However, the center will be open temporarily for the ribbon cutting and Old Settlers Reunion activities on April 20 – 21. Museum exhibits will be installed in the late summer or early fall. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for a Grand Opening of the Washita Exhibits on Saturday, November 17, 2007.
Did You Know?
As Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his men rode towards Black Kettle's camp they endured four days of blizzard conditions. Several troops were affected by the inclement weather including field surgeons Henry Lippincott and William Renicke both of whom were stricken with snow blindness.