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Fort Gibson to Host Candlelight Tours
By Oklahoma Tourism Staff
Fort Gibson Historic Site is taking reservations for the 2010 edition of its
Candlelight Tours. The tours will take place on Saturday, December 11,
between 6 and 9 p.m., with tour groups starting approximately every fifteen
This year's production is entitled 'This Land is Whose Land?' and is set in
1824. Visitors will see the fort during its first year and hear the views
of the officers, enlisted men, government officials, and tribal leaders
about what was happening in the surrounding region during that time.
The year 1824 was a turbulent time for what would become eastern Oklahoma.
While it appeared that the area had become the western part of Arkansas
Territory, the issue was by no means permanently settled. There were many
who wanted the region set aside for other purposes. While debates were held
and decisions were made, the army and Fort Gibson were considered necessary
to keep the peace and order.
Admission for tours is $7, and reservations are required. For reservations
or more information, contact 918/478-4088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Chris Morgan (918) 478-4088