We visited Fort Reno near El Reno, Oklahoma. It began as a military camp in 1874 during the Indian Wars. Buffalo soldiers were stationed there, and soldiers also assisted with the land runs of 1892 and 1894. Benjamin H. Clark, chief of scouts for Seventh Cavalry, was caretaker of Fort Reno in 1908, and is buried in the fort's cemetery. During World War II Fort Reno served as an internment work camp for German Prisoners of War, and many of them are buried in a segregated portion of the cemetery. The Fort is now the site of the U.S. Dept.of Agriculture's Grazing lands Research Laboratory.
It was an interesting place, and I took a few pictures around the grounds as well as a few in the cemetery. The cemetery was quiet with the wind whispering in the grass.
|Officer Quarters being restored|
|prisoner of war graves|