From the distant past to the present day, The Museum of the Western Prairie tells the story of Southwest Oklahoma. The story begins with the Wichita Mountains with their low, granite peaks that formed almost 300 million years ago. At first the Wichita Mountains towered above the landscape; later they were islands in an ancient sea. Today the modest hills that remain serve as a connection between every era of Southwest Oklahoma history and presides over a largely agricultural base in Southwest Oklahoma. In recent decades business has begun to further diversify, with new industry and tourism adding to the development of the area.
Take time to visit the Museum of the Western Prairie and follow the activities of Native Americans, frontier soldiers, cowboys, and homesteaders. Share with your children the interesting economic development, from assurances that "rain will follow the plow," to "Dust, Drought, Depression," and beyond.
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