Red Flag Fire Warning
There is a Red Flag fire warning for western Oklahoma and a Burn Ban in Rodger Mills County currently in effect until further notice.
The Schroeder Brothers Visit Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
Contact: Kathryn Harrison, 580-497-2742
Nicholas and Kendall Schroeder from Broomfield, Colorado included Washita Battlefield National Historic Site as part of their itinerary for their Spring Break vacation. Over the years, the brothers have been participating in the Junior Ranger programs at many National park sites. They visited Washita on March 27 to add yet another badge to their collection. So far each brother has earned 166 badges. Prior to visiting Washita, the family visited Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates National Monument.
Mrs. Schroeder loves scrapbooking, and has scrapbooked all their family trips to America's National Parks. In fact, Nicholas used one of his mother's scrapbooks as part of his presentation before a National History Day panel for which he won a special award.
Now 17 years old, Nicholas began his quest of Junior Ranger badges at Great Sand Dunes NP when he was three years old. His favorite park is Zion, "I love the backcountry there," he said. When Kendall was two years old, he got his first Junior Ranger badge at Yellowstone NP. "I had some help with that badge," he smiled. He's now 14, and his favorite park is Redwoods NP in northern California. "I am fascinated by all those big trees."
On Saturday, April 20th Washita Battlefield National Historic Site will be hosting Junior Ranger Day. This will be a great opportunity for kids of all ages to begin their own journey of exploring, protecting and learning about "America's Best Idea."
* * *
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site protects and interprets the setting along the
Did You Know?
According to legend, the Great Spirit created the Indian Blanket to honor an Indian artisan. Also known as the Firewheel, this state wildflower of Oklahoma can be found while walking the trail at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site.