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Sparks, OK

Photo Galleries at End of Article Sparks, Oklahoma lays on land that was once part of the Sac and Fox Reservation, which was dissolved in 1890 when the principal chiefs signed an agreement with the...

Wanette Jail

The Wanette Jail can be found tucked away in the trees off 3rd street. Hard to catch a glimpse of during the summer but visible enough in the dead of winter. Not much could be found on this...

Andrew Goodholm House

The Victorian-style elaborate Goodholm House was the project of Swedish immigrant Andrew Goodholm. He was prominent in the Oklahoma City community being known as a builder, a city councilman and...

Empire Refineries Inc. Plant

Okmulgee in the early 1900s was a hub for the oil industry. In 1909 the Empire Refineries Inc. was a large operation in Okmulgee just along the Okmulgee River and conveniently next to the S.F.R.R...

Gold Belle Mill & Mine

The Gold Belles Mill & Mine was one of several mining operations in the Wichita Mountains seeking gold during the early 1900s. The entire operation was established in 1900 with a fifty-ton...

Pauls Valley State School

Pauls Valley State Training School for Boys Pauls Valley State Training School for White boys was established in 1907 in Southern Oklahoma. Construction on the major facility began a year later...

Gotebo, OK

The town of Gotebo was originally known as Harrison Oklahoma, named after President Benjamin Harrison. The settlement was established in 1901 during the opening of the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache...

Saddle Mountain Mission

Thirty-one-year-old Isabel Crawford from Sedan, Oklahoma arrived in Saddle Mountain, Oklahoma in April 1896. She set out on a journey to establish a Baptist Mission in the town with the help of...

Marble City Jail

There was a jail previously in Marble City before this one, but it burned to the ground in 1910. This gives us a pretty good idea that this job was built either within the next year or soon...

Stratford Jail

This two cell jail located in Stratford is first shown on fire insurance maps in 1908, just one year after the towns incorporation. Most of these jails were discontinued in the decades between 1930...

Macomb Jail

The Jail in Macomb, OK  is a single cell made of steel that was presumably built in the early 1900s. It would have held the drunk and disorderly, and others arrested for petty crimes such as theft...

The Hotel Marion

The Classic-style Marion Hotel was first built around 1904 as an apartment building but shortly after in 1908 was turned into a hotel. Forty-five rooms were rentable short or long term. Originally a...

Washington Jail

While little history or records could be found on the Washington Jail it fits the popular “pour-in-place” method of making calabooses from the early 1900s. The small one-room jail is...

Binger Jail

The first jail in Binger was made of oak planks, laid flat, and studded with spikes. It was around for a short time until a German farmer by the name of Gottleib Schutze was burned to death while in...

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...

Cottonwood Grove Jail

As we continue working with Bill Moore on the Tiny Jail and Calaboose series, we took a trip down to Verden, Oklahoma to see the 1905 Calaboose.  On the inside you can see the shared bathroom, metal...

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