|The six main military installations in the Red River Valley - three in Oklahoma, and three in Texas - show above
any other cultural feature how closely history is linked between the two states. Spanning three wars - the
Mexican-American, Civil, and Indian Wars - the forts not only record the progress of the Western frontier, but
also what has been lost in the American quest for Manifest Destiny.
Below is a map of the Red River Valley and the locations of the six forts, numbered in order of their
establishment. Click on the fort's names to learn about each one.
|Red River Fort Tour
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