Ghost Towns of Oklahoma

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1977 - History - 229 pages

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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Adamson Oklahoma.The last Living Coal Miner at Adamson Oklahoma.Is Mr.Warren D.Hollis .His Family were Coal Miners and Farmers.I'm Proud of Being The Daughter of a Coal Miner.Dad worked in The mines since boyhood.Then reaching legal age worked for Lone Star Steel.Until closing of Carbon Mine in the Mid Sixties.The smells sounds and miners are still fresh in my memory.Adamson is listed on My Birth Certificate. Warren D.Hollis is an extraordinary Man.He lives at Adamson with His Wife Mrs.W.Hollis.A beautiful community that like Hollis is very much alive. 

Contents

Blackburn
5
Brinkman
11
Center
12
Cherokee Town
12
Corbett
26
Denoya
30
Phroso
51
Reed
64
Silver City
79
31
89
36
White Bead
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