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Gray Horse School

Construction Gray Horse School which can also be spelled as Greyhorse or Grayhorse, was constructed by the WPA in 1939, the architect that designed it, AJ Love was a popular designer of 150+...

St. Camillus Catholic Church

With only a few crosses on the outside of the old St. Camillus building and a sign with no writing, it’s hard to tell that a Catholic Church was once an active part of Marshall. The building...

Hotel Jameson

Like many other towns, Burbank Oklahoma had its upbringing through the discovery of oil in the 1920s. Discovered just north of the town by Ernest W. Marland, was one of the best petroleum fields in...

Tallchief Mansion

The Mansion Alexander Tallchief was an Osage Indian who obtained his wealth like many others in the Osage tribe through the 1920’s oil boom. A 10-room structure constructed of terracotta bricks...

Vera Jail

Mr. Carr donated a small bit of land just 135 by 82 feet, just off of Main Street to build a jail. Tin and timber were gathered from J.W. Chandler and Son Lumber Yard, the only lumber yard in town at...

Marshall School

Today, the quiet town of Marshall sits with a population of around 300 people and a very wide Main street that was once home to parades, large farms, school children playing and an area that...

Lincoln Colored School

It was decided in 1929 that the growing African American population in Fairfax needed a separate school due to Oklahoma laws of segregation. Students were taught at a private residence while Walter L...

Burbank Jail

A calaboose is a tiny jail, like this one there are many scattered in the old towns of Oklahoma. Most built in the early 1900s, they were used to hold inmates for minor crimes such as public...

Max Wofford’s Hideout

“Big Bob” was an appropriate nickname for Robert M. Burnett, a senior Garfield County deputy sheriff in 1984. “Big Bob” stood 6 feet 10 inches tall and weighed close to 400...

Skedee School

What happens when entire schools are forgotten? As is increasingly the case with the now abandoned school in Skedee, Oklahoma.  First constructed of wood in the year 1906, the original school was...

Pawnee Indian School

The Pawnee Indian School in Pawnee, Oklahoma, was one of many federally funded boarding schools built around the turn of the century for the purpose of assimilating Indian youth into white American...

Waukomis School

During the first few years of statehood the community thrived. By 1909 it offered residents Christian, Congregational, Evangelical Lutheran, and Methodist churches, a graded public school, and the...

Pawnee Care Center

This single-story building was built in 1968, was last used in 1996, and contains approximately 11,383 square feet of space. The building is situated on approximately 5.1 Acres. The former nursing...

Ponderosa Water Park

Ponderosa Water Park

  Out of this massive project many state lakes were formed including lake Oologah. This increased tourism in the area, and the Ponderosa Water Park was built. It was open until 1984, when a 9...

Morrison Grain

This is the old Morrison Grain storage silo. The new building of Morrison Grain and Ag Services was founded in May of 2004. Tina and Doug Will along with Billie and Bryan Chrz purchased the existing...

Eastern State Hospital

In 1909 plans for the Eastern Hospital for the Insane were adopted by Oklahoma State Legislature. A 160-acre tract of land given to the State by the City of Vinita for the facility and $200,000 were...

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