If you haven’t heard, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur is going to be depicted on a United States quarter.
The quarter honoring the Chickasaw National Recreation Area will be released in November.
The quarter is part of the 56-coin series featuring designs from national parks and other national sites from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories.
It’s called the “America the Beautiful Quarters Program.” The designs of the parks are displayed on the reverse or tails side of the quarters.
Five new designs are issued each year. The November release of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area coin coincides with the 104th anniversary of Oklahoma’s admission to the Union.
A ceremony is scheduled Nov. 16 at The Point at the Lake of the Arbuckles boat launch parking lot in Sulphur.
The design on the coin is of the Lincoln Bridge in the Chickasaw National Recreation area.
The bridge is built of limestone and was dedicated in 1909 to celebrate the centennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.
The bridge was the first constructed improvement in the national recreation area and a favorite scenic spot.