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Rural Oklahoma towns welcome thousands for total eclipse

Posted on AllSides April 8th, 2024
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Two small towns in rural Oklahoma are welcoming an estimated 60,000 to 100,000 people to Beavers Bend State Park as visitors come to witness the solar total eclipse. Typically, the towns of Broken Bow and Hochatown have year-round populations of 2,500 and 150, respectively. Oklahoma Secretary of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage Shelley Zumwalt told ABC News that McCurtain County has been preparing for about a year and a half, having meetings with state and local public safety officials and other agencies to deal with the influx of visitors and traffic....

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