Ghost Towns of Oklahoma

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1977 - History - 229 pages
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In the past 150 years as many as two thousand Oklahoma hamlets, villages, towns, and even cities have bloomed and then died. Some have faded away, with not even a fallen chimney to mark their location. Others have left ghostly marks of their past--mounds of rubble grown over with grass or crumbling walls of buildings. A few still cling tenaciously to life, with a few inhibitants left to call them home.

In these pages John W. Morris tells about 130 of the towns. He describes how and why each was established, the activities of its people in its heyday, and the conditions that cuased it to fade away. Of course, to tell about the towns is also to tell about the people who built them and lived in them--and once had high hopes for their success.

  

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Overall this was a good book. It only touches on a small number of the nearly 2,000 estimated ghost towns through Oklahoma's history. There are pictures for most of the towns that gives you an idea of ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction
3
Academy
10
Acme Adamson
12
Addington
14
Alluwe
16
America
18
Autwine
19
Avard
20
Cornish
56
Crawford
57
Cromwell
58
Cross
60
Denoya
64
Devol
66
Doaksville
67
Doby Springs
69

Avery
22
Beer City
24
Benton
25
Bernice
26
Bickford
27
Big Cedar
28
Blackburn
30
Boggy Depot
31
Bridgeport
34
Brinkman
36
Bromide
37
Burke City Catesby
40
Cayuga
41
Center
42
Centralia
44
Cestos
46
Cherokee Town
48
Cloud Chief
49
Cold Springs
51
Cooperton
53
Corbett
55
Douglas City Downs
70
Eagle
71
Eagle City
74
Earlsboro
75
Eschiti
78
Fallis
80
Fleetwood
81
Foraker
82
Foss
83
Francis
86
Phroso
146
Pleasant Valley
152
Reed
159
Sans Bois
168
Silver Lake
176
Sugden
184
Frazer Frisco 10 Gene Autry 12 Grand 12 Gray Horse 14 Hanson 16 Hochatown
226
Independence 19 Ingalls 20 Ingersoll 22 Jefferson 24 Jumbo 25 Kaw City 26 Kenton 27 Keokuk Falls 28 KeystoneAppalachia 30 Knowles 31 Koso...
227
Orr 66 Park Hill 67 Parkersburg 69 Paw Paw 70 70 71 74 75 78 80 81 82 83 86 89 89 91 94
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