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Santa Fe Depot – Ponca City

Getting a Depot How Ponca City got its depot is a very interesting one, starting with a rivalry between two towns. Cross Oklahoma a ghost town now, felt that for a Cross man to visit Ponca City was...

Slick, OK

Slick, Oklahoma is the truest example of an oil town if there ever was one. Starting as just a lone cottonfield it was the discovery of oil by Tom B. Slick that put it on the map. Within a short...

Boynton, OK

Boynton Depot Hidden in the woods just out of sight, sits Boynton Depot at the same location since being built in 1910. Originally, a wooden building like many other Frisco Depot’s, it served...

Rock Island Depot – Elk City

Rock Island Depot – Elk City

In the center of Elk City, is this abandoned railroad depot for the Rock Island Railroad, which was officially merged out of existence in the late 1970’s. This brick depot is a reminder of the...

Stewart Metal Fabricators

Stewart Metal Fabricators, also referred to as W.H. Stewart Co, opened in 1934. SMF came to a sudden close in 2000 because their contractor stopped funding them. Currently the building is owned by...

CRI&P-Rock Island Rail Diesel Repair Shop

Founded from the creation of an amended charter issued by the Rock Island and La Salle Railroad company, the famous Chicago and Rock Island Railroad was established on February 7, 1851 with the first...

Missouri Kansas Texas Railroad Tower

Missouri Kansas Texas Railroad Tower

A little history on the MKT Railroad: When it incorporated in May 1870 the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad immediately acquired the Union Pacific Railway, Southern Branch and its 182 miles (293 km) of...

Santa Fe Depot – Cushing

The old Santa Fe Depot at the west end of Broadway in downtown Cushing, was built about 1918 and abandoned in the 1980s. When rail service disappeared, the rails were ripped up and there was talk of...

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