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Crossing the Red


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Crossing the Red The "Crossing the Red" statue depicts a cattle drover herding cattle across the Red River which flows just 30 miles south of Altus along the Oklahoma / Texas border. This area was along the Great Western Cattle Trail, where millions of head of cattle were driven from Texas to the Kansas Stockyards and further north. Some of these cattlemen were the settlers of the area.

The Crossing the Red Statue was cast by Harold T. Holden in 1991, and was erected in front of the County Courthouse to commemorate those early pioneers, cattlemen, and settlers.


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Altus Air Force Base

Altus Army Air Field began training pilots to fly twin-engine aircraft in 1943. At the end of World War II, the Army stopped using the field and it was closed in 1945. The Air Force activated Altus Air Force Base in 1953. A Tactical Air Command troop carrier wing operated from Altus for 10

Altus, OK Military Bases

The Vision Seeker

Standing in East Ciy Park, "The Vision Seeker"

Altus, OK Arts

Museum of the Western Prairie

The Museum of the Western Prairie examines the development of Southwest Oklahoma, the geographic area bounded by the North Fork of the Red River, the 100th Meridian and the Red River. The area, organized in 1873

Altus, OK Museums

Jackson County Courthouse

The Jackson County Courthouse was built in 1910 of native granite. A noticeable feature of the structure is the artful contrast of the red granite foundation, and most remarkable is the size of the granite blocks which undoubtedly has given the structure its stability throughout the years.

Altus, OK Historic Courthouses

Southwest Technology Center

The Southwest Technology Center provides flexible, quality vocational technical training to high school students and adults as well a business and industrial leaders.

Altus, OK Colleges

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Halliburton Memorial

This downtown memorial honors oil industry giant, Earl P. Halliburton, founder of Halliburton Services, an international oil ...