National "Park Day" Clean-up
April 6, 2002
Fort Towson Historic Site
HC 63, Box 1580
Fort Towson, OK 74735-9273
(580) 873-2634

"Park Day" from Civil War Interactive
Fort Towson Historic Site Photos

On Saturday, April 6, 2002 volunteers participated in clean-up and fix-up projects at Civil War related sites around the country. Sites ranged from the National Parks to local house museums, from Maine to Florida and as far west as Kansas. 
The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) and The History Channel teamed with history buffs and conservationists of all ages to clean and restore Civil War-related battlefields, cemeteries and shrines. The nationwide effort - dubbed Park Day - included more than 85 historic sites in 21 states.

Kingston, Oklahoma's Boy Scout Troop 126 cleaned-up at Fort Towson Historic Site, in southeastern Oklahoma. They were supervised by site manager William Vandever.

A Special Thank-you to Fort Towson curator Keith Tolman, who was very supportive during our weekend  campout at the Fort. Keith arrived at our campsite early Friday evening and stayed until well after midnight. We enjoyed his very detailed fire-side history presentation, and the Saturday afternoon tour of the fort and sites nearby.

Ron Kifer: Scoutmaster
Bruce Schulze: Eagle Scout, Assistant Scoutmaster and Webmaster of

Photos by Bruce Schulze


(4-6-02) Members of Troop 126 that participated in the "Park Day" clean-up. (from left) Micah Schulze, Ethan Cox, Skylar Reynolds, Casey Guffee, Daniel Qualk and Bryce Korb. Patrick Kifer became ill a few hours before this photo was taken. Patrick can be seen in the photo at bottom right
Fort Towson Historic Site Photos

(4-6-02) Site manager William Vandever supervising the Saturday morning clean-up of tree limbs that fell after an ice storm


(4-6-02) Loading a large tree limb.


(4-6-02) Patrick Kifer (center) loading limbs

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