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Fort Sill Candlelight Stroll

Attendees take a tour back in time
Fort Sill soldiers and volunteers took guests back in time during a special Christmas tradition.

The Candlelight stroll was a chance for Texomans to get a look at what it was like to be stationed at Fort Sill around the turn of the century.

Buffalo soldiers, preachers looking to bring christianity to the natives, deputies riding in all the way from Arkansas, and the former first family of the fort took attendees through the daily struggles and joys of living the military life over 100 years ago.

The living history tour was to show that fort sill has had far more impact on the region than just stationing those who fight for our country.
"Fort Sill's history is not just about the Army, it is about the Army and the frontier, but it is also about the Native Americans, it's about the settlers that lived in this area, it's about the wives of the soldiers. Especially they learn some of the stories about the region it's development and again our history is about more than just the Army at Fort Sill it's about the whole region, about the whole area," said Frank Siltman, Director of Museums at Fort Sill about the event.

Volunteers began planning the event in July.

The tour was expanded from one day last year to two this year, each of the 12 tours were sold out.

An estimated 300 people took the tour around the "Post Quadrangle" in the heart of fort sill.
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