PLATT NATIONAL PARK

1906  -  1976

SULPHUR, OKLAHOMA

The United States Congress established the Sulphur Springs Reservation on July 1, 1902.  On March 17th, 1976, Platt National Park was incorporated with the Arbuckle National Recreational Area and became the Chickasaw National Recreational Area. 


The following stories were originally written by me in 2006 and published in weekly articles in the Sulphur (OK) Times Democrat newspaper as part of the 100th anniversary of Platt National Park, now part of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.  The information in these articles were taken from official park records, reports and newspaper articles.  The information is copyrighted by me and is in book form with dozens of pictures dating from the 1890's. -- Dennis Muncrief

INDEX OF TOPICS

PREHISTORIC PEOPLE OF THE ARBUCKLES FLOWER PARK
PLATT NATIONAL PARK PREHISTORY 1908 REPORT ON THE SPRINGS
SETTLEMENT OF OLD GUM SPRINGS CENTRAL CAMPGROUND
EARLY VISITORS THE BUFFALO PASTURE
ORIGIN OF OLD SULPHUR SPRINGS THE BLACK SULPHUR SPRINGS
THE AWFUL OFFAL TRAVERTINE CREEK
THE SULPHUR SPRINGS RESERVATION THE BROMIDE SPRINGS
SULPHUR SPRINGS RESERVATION OPENS THE 808th - CCC
BUILDING THE NEW PARK THE PAVILION SPRINGS
BUILDING THE NEW SULPHUR SPRINGS EARLY DAY RANGERS
THE NEW RESERVATION THE ELECTRIC PARK
THE APPRAISEMENTS THE FLOOD OF 1916
THE BLAND HOTEL THE LOW WATER BRIDGE
BOTTLES AND JUGS PLACES AND PLACE NAMES
LAW AND ORDER THE STORY OF VETERANS LAKE
FENCING THE PARK COLD SPRINGS AND ROCK CREEK CAMPS
"COLORADO PEOPLE ONLY" THE FAUNA OF PLATT NATIONAL PARK
THE STORY OF VIRGIL McGOODWIN THE STORY OF E. E. WHITE
THE STORY OF JOSEPH SWORDS THE NEW WASHINGTON BRIDGE
LAW AND ORDER EAST CENTRAL PARK
LINCOLN BRIDGE EARLY DAY RANGERS
THE WATCHMEN 1908 REPORT ON THE SPRINGS
THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE PARK RULES AND REGULATIONS - 1903
THE DAVIS AVENUE BRIDGE LINCOLN BRIDGE
THE WILLIS TOWNSLEY FAMILY TWO MULES AND A SQUIRREL
THE FIFTH PAVILION SPRINGS OF PLATT NATIONAL PARK
THE SOUTH SIDE SUPERINTENDENTS OF PLATT  1906 - 1976

2006 Dennis Muncrief

 

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