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Museum of the Western Prairie Library

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Featured at the Museum of the Western Prairie is half a dugout home, recreated to show the determination and hardship of the early settlers. Displays in other buildings cover items of interest from volcanic uplift to the Great Western Cattle Trail, to modern industry and agriculture. Exhibits depict the lives of Native Americans, frontier soldiers, cowboys, homesteaders and farmers, merchants, lawmen, and women. Besides the authentic dugout home, there is also a blacksmith shop and working windmill.[1]

The Bernice Ford-Price Memorial Reference Library at the museum is available by appointment. Holdings include family histories and material related to Altus and surrounding communities. The museum also maintains an extensive collection of photographs.[2]

Museum of the Western Prairie
1100 N. Memorial Drive
Altus, OK 73521
580.482.1044
muswestpr@okhistory.org

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Oklahoma Historical Society Museum of the Western Prairie at http://www.okhistory.org (accessed 17 July 2014)
  2. Leisure and Sports Review Altus, Oklahoma - Museum of the Western Prairie (accessed 17 July 2014)