Washita

On December 20, 2019, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which includes a provision that re-designates White Sands National Monument as White Sands National Park, making it the 62nd designated national park in the National Park System. White Sands contains great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand, the world’s largest gypsum dune field. Not as abundant as White Sands, but the same gypsum is at Washita – just not in sand form. Near marker 12, known as the Pony Kill site, visitors can see outcroppings of white gypsum along the ridge…

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