My mother always told me that you only get bored when you get bored, so I went out there and explored the culture I was part of. As a waitress and bartender in Altus, I promised myself that if I was asked nine times a day what I was doing in the world, I would do it. It is not really a tourist destination, but I have still found many things to enjoy in my time there. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing location, this is probably not the place for you, or at least not somewhere where you can escape from everyday life.
There are all sorts of paths and it is probably a great way to see more animals than you would see in the distance if you drive through. I was too far out to take good photos, but there is a kind of path out there that I would have seen from a distance as I drove through, so it was probably worth it.
I had planned to spend an afternoon there, but had to leave early to take my dog to the vet, so I checked out of the hotel shortly afterwards. I just managed to get out and relax for about an hour at Tom Steed Reservoir before going to my vet. We had planned to spend the afternoon outside for one of those days and I'm glad we didn't try it because it was so crowded.
If you're in Altus in the fall, check out the Cotton Pickin 'Chili Cookoff and be sure to arrive hungry. Try one of Fred's steakhouses for a very small fee and enjoy the FAMOUS burger of the world. The state dish, however, is chicken fried steak and don't forget to order the sweet tea served in a mason jar.
May is open to all who have basic access, even if it was previously only club members. Charlie is an officer at the club and he is now open to anyone who is on the base and has access to him.
The unit was founded in the winter of 1947 and was supposed to be temporary, but its performance and significance was later observed and transformed into a permanent group. While the 1940 census registered a population of 8,593, in 1950 it recorded a jump to 21,225.
The median household income in the city was $30,217, and the median family income was $38,400, according to the 1950 Census.
The city's ethnic makeup was 72.62% and the poverty line was $12.8, roughly the median income of a household in the entire state of Oklahoma, including the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 38.9% had children under 18 years of age, 55.6% were married couples living together, 28.7% were non-family, 11% were children under 18 years of age. 7% had a housekeeper without husband, 10.5% had no children at all, 7.4% had no child under 18 in their household, 5.2% do not live with their parents, 4.3% have no children, 2.1% live in a single-family house, 1.0% in two-person households, 0.11% are 65 years or older. The population was spread across a wide age range, with 72% of the population being white, 62% black, 6% brown, 3% Hispanic, 8% Asian and 2% Indian.
The Frazer became known in the area as Buttermilk Station, and in the early days of the newspaper it included a cowboy stop on the way to the Oklahoma State Fair in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, as well as a cowboy stop.
When the Korean War began in the summer of 1950, the Air Force recognized the need for more pilot training, and reactivated the base and turned it into an active airfield. At the same time, they stored enough fuel and aircraft for the U.S. Army and Navy at any time.
At the same time, the Altus, Wichita Falls and Hollis Railway, which had become the Wichita - Falls Northwestern Railway in 1911 and was taken over by the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railways in 1922, built a line to the border between Altus, Oklahoma and Texas. At the same time, the Altus to Oklahoma and Texas border line was built in the late 1930s and early 1940s, and in 1946 by the parent company Oklahoma State Railway Company.
The line to Altus was built in 1908 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, which acquired the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railways in 1929. In 1908, the Altu-Altus line was built by a subsidiary of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas Railways (KKKR), which was acquired by the Oklahoma State Railway Company in the late 1930s and early 1940s, and by its parent company Oklahoma State Railway Company in 1946.
In 1930 Altus was the second largest city in Oklahoma State, after Oklahoma City, with 8,349 inhabitants. Other major employers were Oklahoma State University, Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railways, as well as Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad.