Holy City of the Wichitas – Cache OK

Description

The facility in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge was constructed with the support of $94,000 from the New Deal administration funding. The Works Progress Administration hired 150 craftsmen to construct the structures of wood. They were later faced with concrete and native stone to resemble Jerusalem buildings. The site has hosted an annual passion play since 1926, although the large crowds traveling to see the play prompted the building of a permanent facility in 1934-35. It opened in 1936.

Source notes

Lowry, J. V. (2009). Images of America: Holy City of the Wichitas. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing.

O'Dell, L. (n.d.) Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Oklahoma Historical Society.  Retrieved from http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/h/ho018.html.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on February 9, 2014.

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Location Info


262 Holy City Road
Cache, OK 73527

Coordinates: 34.6295165, -98.62867410000001

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