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ART OF COMMUNITY BUILDING: MEDICINE PARK

When describing the cobblestone community of Medicine Park in southwest Oklahoma, residents and tourists alike use words like “magical,” “healing,” and “beautiful.” The community was founded in 1908 by Oklahoma Senator Elmer Thomas as the state’s first planned tourism resort. Taking advantage of the natural beauty at the gateway of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge (established 1901), the resort began simply with a large Army tent with a wood floor, a swimming hole, and a limited number of campsites.

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