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Fort Towson celebrates 200 years

by The 100 Companies

For a young state, bicentennial celebrations are rare in Oklahoma. Fort Towson will commemorate its 200th anniversary on Saturday, May 18, recognizing the contributions of the soldiers, the Choctaw and Chickasaw people.

Guests can explore the Fort Towson Historical Site and learn from living historians about life in 1824 – clothing, topographical engineers, the first Choctaw mounted rifles, music, 1800s merchandise and livestock care (such as harnessing a team of mules). An artillery demonstration includes cannon fire, which was a part of daily life for the soldiers. The event is free to the public and festivities begin at 10 a.m.

– Staff Report, The Oklahoma 100

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