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National Wildlife Refuge

12000 South Refuge Road
Tishomingo, OK   73460
E-mail: kris_patton@fws.gov
Phone Number: 580-371-2402
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The federal government purchased the Roxie A Chapman Estate as part of a much larger impoundment area for the Denison Dam in Texas which created Lake Texoma. Some of the Washita Farm buildings housed refuge personnel soon after the refuge opened in 1946.

Farming dates farther back to the Chickasaw Manual Labor Academy that once flourished where the refuge lies today. The Methodist missionaires worked with the Chickasaw Nation to open a school in 1848, designed to teach boys to write, as well as to grow crops.

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