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Grandfield Jail

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Built: ~1923 | Abandoned: N/A
Status: Abandoned
Photojournalist: Jeff Hodge

The Grandfield Jail was built sometime between 1914-1923 it is a typical barrel roof, concrete structure but unlike most others has two cells. Used mostly as a drunk tank or holding cell it was probably abandoned sometime between 1930-1950. On March 1926 the local newspaper reported the hoosegow as being void of tenants.

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Bibliography
https://www.loc.gov/resource/g4024gm.g4024gm_g071051923/?sp=2&r=-0.815,0,2.63,1.186,0

https://www.newspapers.com/image/631573611/?terms=grandfield%20jail&match=1

https://www.newspapers.com/image/631556512/?terms=grandfield%20jail&match=1

https://www.newspapers.com/image/631853319/?terms=grandfield%20jail&match=1

https://www.newspapers.com/image/631852438/?terms=grandfield%20jail&match=1
https://www.newspapers.com/image/631562747/?terms=devol%20hoosegow&match=1

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Emily Cowan

Emily was brought into the Abandoned OK Team in December of 2019. “I’m not gonna lie I fangirled a bit. My first published post I was ecstatic, I felt like I finally had the right audience for my work. The opportunities that came with it made me love the website even more. I remember my first interview with a couple at Waukomis Christian Church. They had bought and restored the 1897 church and insisted on keeping the original sanctuary despite being advised on moving it. We talked with them for at least a good 40 minutes about the church, the abandoned Waukomis Middle School beside it, and the towns other disappearing buildings. They even rang the bell for us that has sat in the bell-tower for the last 120 something years ago. We could tell they were just as passionate about preserving Oklahoma’s dwindling history as we were. When interviewing people and hearing the first-hand stories and recollections of a place and seeing how a person connects to a building, it forms a connection between not only you and that person but yourself and that building.”

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