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10:49 am
Wed November 16, 2011

New Chickasaw Quarter

Sulphur, Oklahoma – Gov. Mary Fallin says a new quarter will be released by the U.S. Mint that features a southern Oklahoma recreation area.

A ceremony launching the Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter will be held Wednesday in Sulphur.

The quarter marks the 10th release of the America the Beautiful Quarter Series, a program honoring the United States' national parks and sites.

According to the National Parks Service, the 10,000-acre Chickasaw National Recreation Area was originally authorized in 1902 as Sulphur Springs Reservation and was renamed and redesignated as Platt National Park in 1906.

In 1976, Platt National Park, Arbuckle Recreation Area, and additional lands were combined to establish the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.