|City/Town: • Gore|
|Location Class: • Jail|
|Year Built: • N/A | Year Abandoned: • ~1960s|
|Status: • Abandoned|
|Photojournalist: • Willy Fields|
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 1900-1925 this small cell would have been used for drunk and disorderly’s, petty theft,and other small crimes.
One story I did find while doing my research was from February 5, 1963 told of this: Muskogee Police Monday night were looking for a man described as 19-20 years old, weighing 150 pounds and wearing blue jeans and a light blue shirt. Police headquarters were notified about 3 p.m. Monday of a man’s escape from the jail at Gore. The report said the youth, being held on a theft charge was believed to be heading for Muskogee. The escapee was identified as Robert Dandridge.