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?
Camp Supply was established in 1868 as a supply depot for U. S. Soldiers. It was from this newly formed camp that Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer led close to 800 men on a march to punish the Southern Plains Indians for their involvement of raids and attacks on wagon trains, stagecoaches, and settlements. Today the current location of Ft. Supply lies just one mile west of the original camp.