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 the land lottery in Southwest Oklahoma, and helped establish Lawton as we know it today.

"In the Shadow of the Wichitas" is a four-part documentary that celebrates the rich cultural history of Lawton, Okla.

It was produced by The Lawton Constitution with support from Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Comanche Home Center, the Lawton/Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce, and Hillary Communications.