Riddle of Wichita Falls

  • Start: Wichita Falls, TX
  • End: Wichita Falls, TX
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:36
  • Total Mileage: 15 Miles
  • Number of stops: 4

Description

First there was a falls, then there wasn't, and now there is. That's the riddle of Wichita Falls, a busy industrial town on the Texas plains, just a short ramble from the Oklahoma border. After the Wichita Indians were evicted, settlers moved into the area and found a little ripple on the Wichita River. It was only five feet high, but in these flat lands, that precipitous drop must have seemed a minor miracle to the pioneers passing this way. In 1882, the railroad arrived and the town's future became secure. Unfortunately, the little waterfalls' was not. Four years after the town's founding, it lost its namesake when the falls washed away in a flood. But now there is a falls again. It took 100 years, but the town fathers finally got around to building Wichita Falls, a falls. See the falls, see a couple museums; it's a nice way to spend an afternoon.

Stop #1:

Wichita Falls Waterfalls
Wichita Falls, TX

Stop #2:

Wichita Falls Railroad Museum
Wichita Falls, TX

Stop #4:

The Plex
Wichita Falls, TX
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