Wheelock Academy

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Built: 1832 | Abandoned: ~1955
Historic Designation: National Historic Landmark (1965) National Register of Historic Places (October 15, 1966) Native American Heritage Site
Status: Endangered
Contributor: • Preservation Oklahoma
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Wheelock Academy was founded in 1832, shortly after the forced migration known as the Trail of Tears. Alfred and Harriet Wright, New England missionaries, made their way west with the Choctaws. Together, they developed a sophisticated educational program at Wheelock. Lack of funding and deterioration threaten this national landmark. (Photo by OK History)

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