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Old 04-30-2014, 11:09 AM
 
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The unexplained mystery is in Oklahoma and is the McCurtain County Wilderness Area.

McCurtain County Wilderness Area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The McCurtain County Wilderness Area is a 14,087 acres (5,701 ha) wilderness nature preserve 25 miles (40 km) north of Broken Bow, Oklahoma. It has been owned by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation since 1918.[1] It was designated a National Natural Landmark in December 1974 for its excellent example of a xeric upland oak-pine forest.[2]

Supposedly this Wilderness Area was formed by the first Oklahoma Legislature. No money was allocated for it until the early years of the 50's.

Why was it formed in the first place?

Why no money for it until after 1950?

Supposedly the CHRONICLES OF OKLAHOMA has the info but i cannot find it.

Chronicles of Oklahoma

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks for looking.
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:47 PM
 
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Why was it formed in the first place?
from the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture: "Early Oklahoma conservationists fought to save the last remnants of the state's game animals and fish for future generations." The unique nature of this virgin forest slowly and gradually led Oklahomans to realize it merits special protection. Click here for a brochure describing it.

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Why no money for it until after 1950?
Not true. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation did not become a constitutional body until 1957 but wildlife areas, including this one, were managed and funded under various other programs and laws throughout the state's history.

This post seems to fit better in the Oklahoma forum rather than here, since you're talking about state history.

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Old 05-02-2014, 04:50 AM
 
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I learned something about my home state, thanks.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:07 PM
 
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from the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture: "Early Oklahoma conservationists fought to save the last remnants of the state's game animals and fish for future generations." The unique nature of this virgin forest slowly and gradually led Oklahomans to realize it merits special protection. Click here for a brochure describing it.


Not true. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation did not become a constitutional body until 1957 but wildlife areas, including this one, were managed and funded under various other programs and laws throughout the state's history.

This post seems to fit better in the Oklahoma forum rather than here, since you're talking about state history.
Thanks for the link. I read it and i missed any where it Mentions McCurtain Cty Wilderness Area. I will have to check my notes.I have seen it in print that no funding for it until after 1950. Maybe it was 1954.
Even though why no funding for so many years after the creation of it?
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