Mangum Comes Through Again

Researched by Stephen Dock

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From the Mangum Daily Star 27 February 1936 (edited)

Purchase of 62 acres of land at Lake Altus for a consideration of $2,250 will make possible the construction of a fine park and playground which will be available for all citizens of Southwest Oklahoma. There will be a large club house for meetings and entertainment. The swimming pool will be for free use of everyone. It will be an ideal spot for 4-H clubs, Boy Scout troops and other groups of young people to have their outings and meetings.

This park and community center will be state owned and managed. The care-taker will be paid by the state park board and it means that the premises will be maintained in excellent shape at all times. Mangum is proud to take an active part in this undertaking together with its neighboring towns in making this outing place possible for all of Southwestern OK. The park is a step forward for this section of the State.


Our hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 – 3:00. On weekdays and weekends that we are not open you may call for a private tour, please contact Stephen at 580 471-9917. (Admission is by donation)

It’s always membership drive time as well, the month you join is the month you are due after a year, we use your membership money to keep the day-to-day operation of the museum going.  Without the community support the museum would not be able to continue to do what we do, Education, Preservation, and Tours. So please plan on renewing or becoming a member of the museum.

If you would like to help benefit the museum, you can send a check for a donation, membership (memberships are $25 per person or $40 per Household per year, or lifetime for $1000) or both to:  Old Greer County Museum, PO Box 2, Mangum, OK  73554.  And thank you in advance!

Have A Safe Week!

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