Washita

Is COVID and the onset of winter giving you a terrible case of cabin fever? Take a tour in your car! Washita Battlefield is part of the Great Plains Trail – “designed to delight birders and wildlife enthusiasts with western Oklahoma’s abundant and diverse wildlife, beautiful landscapes, scenic drives, and open spaces.” Similarly, national parks and the automobile grew up together; the two are inextricably linked. The National Park Service (NPS) was founded in 1916 and just two years later, more visitors went to Yosemite National Park by car than by train. ‘Auto touring’ national parks quickly became a national…

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