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It is a trip back in time, only 100 miles from Oklahoma City and northwest of Lawton. In the time line of history, the Holy City of the Wichitas is just a youngster at 84 years old. Here the future is spoken of as well as the past. The Holy City is now as it has always been. Visitors can walk the pathways, feel the boulder-clad buildings, be married in the breathtakingly beautiful chapel, and see the Prince of Peace pageant. The original setting was five miles to the east in mountainous Medicine Park. Many events had been set in motion for this time in history: the economy of the day, the arrival of a slightly built young minister with a magnificent dream, and a president of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was willing to become involved.
Jacqulein Vaughn Lowry has been a contributing writer for the Lawton Constitution, the Baptist Messenger, and Cobblestone Corners. She has previously compiled a history of Immanuel Baptist Church as well as a history of the Holy City. She is the mother of four and has assisted her husband in pastoring for over 40 years.