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Another Oklahoma Town That Vanished!

Below is an example of another town in Oklahoma that vanished. The first is a combination of a town plat and directory listing for the town. Again these type plats were made by the Dawes Assessment Surveyors prior to the allotments to tribal members. These assessments were made to provide a value for all land and improvements that had been made before proper allotments could be done

The town was mostly in the E½ of the NE¼ of the NE¼ of the section. All distances are measured from known survey points. This means that from these survey points you can measure the distances and be right on top any of the buildings.

From the directory listing the population of the town was 20 circa 1900 and the town did grow before dwindling down in the 1930 to 1950 timeframe. There was one general stores, one physician, a grist mill, one blacksmith, a notary, and two livestock dealers listed at that time. L. R. Shreck was the postmaster.

Here is a 1941 aerial of the town. You can see that a lot of the old structures were still standing and in use at this time.

Here is the 2015 Google Earth aerial covering the area of the town. You can see that almost all visible remains of the town have vanished.

Again there is a lot of good research material out there on the internet for all us metal detectorist, use it. And a good starting point are the “Related Links” on the ITTHC website. Thought all might like to see an another example.