The 97th Annual Easter Pageant "Prince of Peace" returns to the Holy City of the Wichitas on Sunday, April 9th and Sunday, April 16th (04-09-22 & 04-16-22). It's the longest-running Easter Pagent "Passion Play" in the U.S. and it's right here in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge just minutes away from Lawton, Fort Sill.
The Holy City of the Wichitas could be closing due to financial challenges. The Holy City operates and is open thanks to donations from visitors and of course a lot of those visitors come for the annual Easter pageant "The Price of Peace." With the COVID-19 pandemic last year the pageant was delayed and was only lightly attended unlike years past. This has caused serious issues and has jeopardized the Holy City's future.
August 6th is an important day in Lawton's history. It's her birthday, and this year she'll be 110.
But you probably knew that.
It's kinda strange to refer to Lawton using the words 'her' and 'she', knowing that she is named for a man - Civil War Medal Of Honor recipient, Major General Henry Ware Lawton.
You knew that, right?
Well, we went to the web to find some little known facts about the Lawto