DURANT — The replica of a military barracks at Fort Washita in southeastern Oklahoma has been destroyed by fire.
The site was acquired by the Oklahoma Historical Society in 1962 and the barracks were built in 1972. It was designated a National Historic Location in 1965.
Park Superintendent Larry Marcy estimates the damage at $2 million.
You have seen on this blog that I have been to this site many times.
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This is horrible. I have spent quite a few nights sleeping in the barracks and the building was an important part of the fort and the living history of the site.
One Reply to “Gone: Fort Washita Historical Site Burned Down -Arson (Post #205) 9/28/2010”
That’s real bummer. I know it was a repro, but it’s such a loss when one of our historic buildings is lost.
I’m a former reenactor and I’ve had a ’98 Disco for almost a year. I’ve spent the past couple of days reading through almost all of your blog.
Keep up the great posts. And… Happy Rovering.