…Where the buffalo roam
Facilitators Andrew and Mitra made an expedition to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, just outside of Lawton, to get in touch with the Land and its Beasts.
During their eight-mile trek through the refuge, they passed through verdant forests, arid plains, and canyons.
A major feature of the Refuge was the Prarie Dog Town where the robust rodents were fed their newly found favorite snack: health-nut granola bars.
The buffaloes at the Refuge constitute the nation’s first protected bison herd.
This particular buffalo, better known as Buffalo Bill, is the biggest and baddest bison on the block. Buffalo Bill is intimidated by nothing — not even StoryCorps Extended Cab Trucks.
View this video to see Mitra meeting her first buffalo.
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On the way back to Lawton, the StoryCorps team came upon the famous Oklahoman Joad family railway car, featured in the climactic scene of The Grapes of Wrath.