|City/Town: • Earlsboro|
|Location Class: • Disappearing Town|
|Built: | Abandoned:|
|Status: • Disappearing Town|
|Photojournalist: • AbandonedOK Team|
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I'm going to be visiting Earlsboro soon, and I was wondering if anyone knows any local historians or something similar that I may get in touch with. Or, even if there's a library??
My great-great-grandmother lived in Earlsboro in the 1900s and her first husband was shot and killed there. I have a hard to read copy of the newspaper clipping detailing the murder, but I'm hoping there might be someone around who can help me find out more about the people involved or even figure out where in town it might have happened.
Lived there off and on for 32 years never heard of any ghost
This is my mema and granddads store.. I am curious to know how and when these photographs were taken? I can tell that they were taken a long time ago. And I also know that I want prints! They bring back the best memories of my life! As far as Earlsboro being haunted.. Gonna have to call a bluff on that one! Lived here my entire life; I used ride my bike and walk these streets in the dark by myself ALL the time and never had an eery or uneasy feeling. Please, let me know who has these prints?!?… Read more »
Send me your address I have pictures of your grandmother in school..
My father, Seabron Johnson, was born in Earlsboro in 1928. I am pretty sure it was a home birth.
He left quite the legacy – a Grapes of Wrath meets Breaking Bad story. You can read about it in The Boloney Trail Trilogy
Anyone in 2018 know if this stuff is still around?
Most of the larger building are.Gas station no longer there. But for town being huanted there something true to it. Ive lived here since 1994 and im still her. Had couple incounters with train noises . When track no longer used. It stream engine i heard. And other that seen woman outside the smaller. Cemetery holding dead child. In middle road.just disappear. 4 the older builds in pictures. The larger one still there .
This is the town my father was born in. He recounted a story from when he was 5, 1929, about seeing a car going down the street with one guy hanging on the side, standing on the running board, while another guy was leaning out the front window stabbing the guy on the running board. Sounds like fun times.
My dad and his brothers and sisters grew up in Earlsboro. I lived there when I was in high school and for over 10 years as an adult and it was mostly uneventful. You can go 4-wheeling and exploring on the back roads and you never know what you might find. I have a lot of good memories. Some of my family still live there so I'm there quite a bit. If it's haunted, I think that's kind of cool.
I have lived in earlsboro for around 6 years now and love it. This is the first I've heard any ghost stories about the town. Gotta say I dont belive them. I am interested in local history I've heard alot of stories about pretty boy floyd and earlsboro even read somewhere his mom lived here. If anyone has any info to share email me at email@example.com
Pretty Boy Floyds partner in crime…George Birdwell…his mom lived there and was laid out at the funeral home. The law had surrounded it in hopes of catching him. They were met by a group of outlaws that supposedly held them back so he could pay his last respects…and then he escaped out the back and went on the rob a bank like the next day or two. I'm interested in knowing where that old funeral home used to sit, like the location and if it's being used as something else today. Any info?
Pretty Boy Floyd went to the funeral at the abandoned church on layton.
Another interesting fact, PBF dressed as a woman for that funeral to throw the laws off. He was pretty enough to pull it off, paid his respects to his deceased partner in crime, and left.
There use to be a Methodist Church named Whites Chapel nestled along the rail road tracks just south of main street, is anyone familiar with this church?
GRANDFATHER BRADLEY FLOYD WORKED AT GAS PLANT,REMENDER GOING TO EARLSBORO IN 40s.BESSIE GRANDMOTHER,CAN SEE HER NOW OVER THE STOVE FRYING PAN FULL OF SQUIRRLS OR FROG LEGS.LAST TIME EARLSBORO 4 YEARS AGO ON THE WAY TO CITY.
LOL I GREW UP IN EARLSBORO AND MY FAMILY HAS LIVED THERE ALL THEIR LIVES! I HAVE NEVER SEEN OR HEARD OF ANY OF THIS STUFF. ITS HOME SWEET HOME TO ME!
I have a great old panoramic photo of the original oil fields of Earlsboro, my grandad used to be a pumper for many years and my family is all from around that area. I'd love to visit sometime and see if I could find my great grandpa's general store…
So where in the town is the Audrey Crown Dam and the hotel that burned down? I've certainly never heard of either one. But I second the motions that the only departed souls in this town are the ones still living there. And I too remember walking down to the old store to get packets of BB's to go hunting in the abandoned oil fields and walking the railroad tracks pulling up the stakes or throwing rocks at the glass fixtures on the electrical lines.
I grew up in Earlsboro, in an old two story house on the hill a few blocks north of Main Street. We used to play outside at all times of the day and night, I don't remember ever seeing anything that gave me the creeps. This included playing in the abandoned oil fields around town and the cemeteries north of town.
Question: Has anyone heard anything about a woman who hung her child, then herself in Earlsboro? Heard some rumors about my parents house, just doing some research.
Red: My family I think lived in Earlboro: The Barnes Family – an Aunt Liz…ever hear of this family. Viisted in the 50s or 60s, – am interested in family background
Haven't been to this site in a while. I can appreciate the picitures that have been taken, because we no longer have our little white fillin' station and the feed store adjacent to the post office because it burned down earlier this year. As for an Aunt Liz, I faintly remember an Aunt Lizzie Harris growing up, maybe the same person. Please visit Shanky's Mini Mart north of main street for possible information.
I grew up in Earlsboro and have never heard of any ghost stories. The scariest thing I have ever experienced in Earlsboro, is being on the back of a horse running uncontrollably across a pasture. As for our old buildings we welcome any and all funds that would allow us to bring our structures back to life.:)
Wonderful shots. Home of baseball great Willie Stargell.
Having been thru the town many times, it is certainly not a ghost town in the strictest sense. The video clip would be more enjoyable if edited down to half its present length.
I grew up 2 miles from there, iv ridden
a horse to that store a hundred times . Great town