“In the Shadow of the Wichitas” celebrates the rich cultural history of Lawton, Oklahoma. The four-part documentary seeks to recognize key participants in the area’s development and was produced by The Lawton Constitution with support from Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Comanche Home Center, the Lawton/Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce, and Hilliary Communications. We are deeply indebted to all the organizations and individuals who supported us in this endeavor.
In part two we chronicle the story of Mattie Beal, a telephone operator from Kansas who defied the standards for women at the time and entered…
In the third installment of "In the Shadow of the Wichitas" we profile General Henry Ware Lawton, the man whose name the city of Lawton adopted.
In the final installment of In the Shadow of the Wichitas, we bring you the story of "The Group," a group of Black and white Lawtonians who ca…
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