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Leedey Jail

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Built: ~1916 | Abandoned:
Status: Abandoned
Photojournalist: Jeff Hodge

Leedey Jail is one to be proud of, bigger than most of the calabooses in its area it is one that can’t be missed. With an almost safe-like door it is fit with a bigger than “normal” barred window at the front. Fitted with “modern” toilet facilities from the 40s or 50s.

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https://www.loc.gov/resource/g4024lm.g4024lm_g071531916/?r=0.066,0.283,0.344,0.243,0

https://www.newspapers.com/image/606198151/?terms=jail&match=1

https://www.newspapers.com/image/606198151/?terms=jail&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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Janet Jones
Janet Jones
29 days ago

I’m a fan…yay for you, Emily Cowan!

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