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“The Life of Lide Doan” living history presentation *Canceled*

April 9, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.

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The Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will host “A Living History Presentation Chronicling the Life of Lide Doan” on Wednesday, April 8, and Thursday, April 9, beginning at 7 p.m. each night.

Drawn primarily from the book Between Sun and Sod: An Informal History of the Texas Panhandle written by Willie Newbury Lewis and published in 1937, this living history presentation by Museum of the Western Prairie Director Jennie Buchanan explores the story of Doan’s Crossing as told to the author by Mrs. Bertha Doan Ross, the oldest child of Corwin and Lide Doan. This informal history has been described as “a valuable historical chronicle and a true presentation of the spirit which made the cattle industry and its people great.”

Reservations are required for this event and can be made by calling 580-482-1044. This event is hosted by the Western Trail Historical Society. The Museum of the Western Prairie is located at 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus.


April 9
7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
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Museum of the Western Prairie
1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521