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02/05/16

NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Dennis Peterson
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-962-2062
spiro@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org/sites/spiromounds

Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center Receives Donated Golf Cart

Spiro, Okla. In January the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center received a late Christmas gift, a new four-seater golf cart. The golf cart was a donation from Astellas Pharma Technologies in Norman, Okla.

For many years the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center had a golf cart that helped physically-challenged individuals access to the two miles of trails around the prehistoric mound site. However, when that cart became unrepairable and funding was not available due to the continued state budget cuts, accessibility was limited to a donated wheelchair. Now all visitors will have the chance to experience the only prehistoric, American Indian archaeological site in Oklahoma open to the public. This is a great example of public and private cooperation allowing a better experience for all the people of Oklahoma.

The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center is located three miles east of Spiro, Okla., on Highway 9/271 and four miles north on Lock and Dam Road. For more information please contact Dennis Peterson at 918-962-2062 or spiro@okhistory.org.

The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.
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Editor's Note: Photographs to accompany the story can be acquired by contacting Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center at 918-962-2062.





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