I was born near Denver, later moved to Selah, Washington and then attended the University of Kansas, graduating in May 2017.Prior to Enid News, I interned with the Yakima-Herald Republic and wrote arts and features for the University Daily Kansan.Notable residents of the city include many musical and literary artists, as well as several professional athletes.The land that is present-day Oklahoma was first settled by prehistoric American Indians including the Clovis 11500 BCE, Folsom 10600 BCE and Plainview 10000 BCE cultures.Three 320-acre sites in Kiowa, Caddo and Comanche counties were selected for county seats, with Lawton designated as the Comanche County seat. Lawton, a quartermaster at Fort Sill, who had taken part in the pursuit and capture of Geronimo. It offered additional water resources, but also recreational opportunities and flood control along Cache Creek. The south section of the turnpike leading to the Texas border was completed on April 23, 1964.In the postwar period, Lawton underwent tremendous growth during the late 1940s and 1950s, leading city officials to seek additional water sources to supplement existing water from Lake Lawtonka. Lake Ellsworth, named for a former Lawton mayor, soft-drink bottler C. Lawton is located approximately 84 mi (135 km) southwest of Oklahoma City.The 39,409 housing units averaged 486.3 per square mile (187.8/km²).The racial makeup of the city was 60.3% White, 21.4% African American, 4.7% Native American, 2.6% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 3.4% from other races, and 4.9% from two or more races.
In 1874, the Red River War broke out in the region when the Comanche, Kiowa, and Southern Cheyenne left their Indian Territory reservation.Whenever Ryan Miller | area reporter posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link.