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First National Bank of Skiatook

First National Bank of Skiatook Sitting just off busy Main Street, a beacon of history towers over the downtown area. The First National Bank – Skiatook was first organized in 1905 as The...

Faxon School

Faxon School

On March 14, 1911, the Faxon School House burned to the ground when a fire started from an unknown cause. A new school was constructed of modern stature including a basement to protect from the...

Covington Jail

Covington Jail

In 1909 Covington’s Jail was destroyed by a fire on Christmas Eve. It was set ablaze by a former prisoner who was locked up the previous night. Covington went without a jail for ten years until...

Leedey Jail

Leedey Jail

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”...

Santa Fe Depot - Ponca City

Santa Fe Depot – Ponca City

How Ponca City got its depot is a very interesting one, starting with a rivalry between two towns. Cross Oklahoma a ghost town now, felt that for a Cross man to visit Ponca City was like putting a...

Bennington Jail

Bennington Jail

The first calaboose of Bennington Oklahoma was constructed sometime during or before 1904 according to government maps. This was the only jail located in town and sat off of Nail and Williams Street...

Tom Mix Jail (Dewey City Jail)

Tom Mix Jail (Dewey City Jail)

For decades this two-room jail was known as the Dewey city jail, today it is more popularly known as the ‘Tom Mix Jail’. In 1912, before Tom Mix became a huge silent movie star he was the...

Stilwell Jail

Stilwell Jail

The small cowboy jail of Stilwell’s history dates back to the early 1910s. While the exact date of its construction was sometime between 1910-1914, it first showed up on existing fire insurance...

Sentinel Jail

Sentinel Jail

The Sentinel jail is a tiny jail that looks a bit different from other Oklahoma tiny jails. It features thicker walls than the typical calaboose, two cells that have steel doors, and two small steel...

Granite Jail

Granite Jail

According to Sanborn maps, this jail was built sometime in the 1910s. It is a classic concrete, steel-barred calaboose. While the exact date that it was stopped using is unknown it seems that the...

Foss Jail

Foss Jail

The little jail in Foss is a must see piece of history. It is one of only a few remaining “cage cells” in Oklahoma dating back to the early 1900s. This four man cell displays a tag that...

Stuart Jail

Stuart Jail

The one-room jail of Stuart, Ok was built in 1918 as the proud sign states outside of the structure. Made of limestone, the stonework was done by a gentleman named John Howell. Said to be fire-proof...

Texola Jail

Texola Jail

Texola is the last town in Oklahoma before crossing into the Texas panhandle. A once-bustling town, it now registers a population of just about 40. Constructed in 1910 this small territorial jail is...

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