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    Fort Washita

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    Fort Washita lies approximately 15 miles east of Durant. Spread out on a 150-acre site, this historical site contains the well-preserved, partially restored remains of an American Indian fort built in 1842.

    The fort was built for the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians for protection from the Plains Indians, as well as by pioneers travelling west. The Confederate Army last occupied the fort during the Civil War. After that time the Colbert family who were leaders of the Chickasaw Nation used the buildings. The historical society acquired the site of the old fort in 1962. Extensive archaeological and documentary investigations were undertaken to reconstruct the 1849 barracks.
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    Denison

    by keeweechic Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Denison is located in Northeastern area of Texas in Grayson County which borders Oklahoma and Durant City. The most popular sight to visit in Denison is Dwight Eisenhowers Birth House (The 34th President of the United States). The Katy Railroad also plays a big part in this city and the Red River Railroad Museum also holds a lot of the city's past memorabilia.
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    Denison Dam

    by keeweechic Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Denison Dam is a 3 mile long structure which restrains 89,000 surface areas of water which provides North Texas and Southern Oklahoma with hydroelectric power. The river that flows below the dam is popular for fishing.
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    Lake Texoma

    by keeweechic Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Lake Texoma is only 12 miles from Durant and is the 10th largest lake in the United States. The lake on the Red River is shared by Texas and Oklahoma and is widely recognised as a top fishing lake and one of the most popular recreation destinations in the Southwest.
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    Madill

    by keeweechic Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Madill is the county seat of Marshall County which is located in south central Oklahoma close to the border of Texas. It is about 30 miles north-east of Durant. There is a great shop to visit if you go there - Texoma Peanut Inn - This shop was our only reason for going into Madill itself. There is a good assortment of inshell peanuts - roasted, salted, Cajun and Jalapeno - as well as shelled peanuts - cocktail, spanish, Runners, Honey Glazed, Hot & Spicy and Raw Spanish. All of which you can sample. Aside from that, there are chocolate covered pretzels, cashews, almonds, pecans and peanuts.. and really just so many other tempting goodies - most of which you can sample.
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