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Gold Kist Peanut Plant

Gold Kist Peanut Plant

The buildings that lie just off the railroad tracks and are more commonly known as the Peanut Plant tower over the town. are  Okmulgee in the early 1900s was a hub for the oil industry. In 1909 the...

Stilwell Jail

Stilwell Jail

The small cowboy jail of Stilwell’s history dates back to the early 1910s. While the exact date of its construction was sometime between 1910-1914, it first showed up on existing fire insurance...

Marble City Jail

Marble City Jail

There was a jail previously in Marble City before this one, but it burned to the ground in 1910. This gives us a pretty good idea that this job was built either within the next year or soon...

Webbers Falls Jail

Webbers Falls Jail

The Webbers Falls jail is in immaculate shape for how old this tiny building is. The exact age of this jail is unknown but Sanborn maps dating back to 1894 show the little calaboose located in the...

Carter G. Woodson School

Carter G. Woodson School

Town History Originally there were around 50 all-black towns established in Indian Territory, Tullahassee is thought to be the oldest of the 13 still standing all-black towns. Tullahassee’s...

Disney Jail

Disney Jail

The jail is Disney, Ok wasn’t the first jail and was not a quick agreement. The first jail in Disney consisted of a tree, chain, and padlock. Which probed a investigation by Mabel Bassett, the...

Gore Jail

Gore Jail

The Gore Jail is as textbook as a calaboose comes, made of concrete with tiny windows including two cells. Presumably built in the time frame of 1900-1920 this small cell would have been used for...

Okmulgee Black Hospital

Okmulgee Black Hospital

Check Out the Restoration Process of the Okmulgee Black Hospital at Landmark for All Generations Inc., In February 1922 the Okmulgee Board of City Commissioners named J.M. Whitehead to gather...

Tamaha Jail

Tamaha Jail

Not much is left within the town of Tamaha, Oklahoma but one thing that does still stand is its historic rock jail. Built in 1886, it’s said to be the oldest jail in Oklahoma. The towns dwindling...

Tulsa Club Building

Tulsa Club Building

The Tulsa Club Building at East Fifth Street and South Cincinnati Avenue was designed by Bruce Goff a creative American architect. His work was distinguished by his unique and eccentric designs in...

Old Choctaw Nation Indian Hospital

Old Choctaw Nation Indian Hospital

Vacant for many years the former Choctaw Hospital stands as a remnant of the progress of healthcare for the nation’s tribal members. Often, this building is mistaken for the Eastern State Oklahoma...

Black Apartments

Black Apartments

The four-story Black Apartments were named after and owned by E.R. Black. Built in 1920 for the residents of the growing town of Okmulgee, the job was not completed smoothly, a newspaper article...

The Edwards House & Store

The Edwards House & Store

Edwards House Thomas Edwards was an English immigrant but came to the United States from New Zealand. While it is not entirely sure how he ended up in the Choctaw Nation the assumption can be made...

Chouteau Jail

Chouteau Jail

According to fire insurance maps the Choteau jail was built sometime around the time of 1910. It is a concrete jail with two cells and a unique curved top. L.P. Goforth Under $6,000 Bond Charged With...

Inola Jail

Inola Jail

The tiny jail of Inola is rumored to have been built in 1921. Assuming that it went out of service when most other calabooses were discontinued it would have been around the 1930-40s. It consists of...

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