GenTraveling to Oklahoma’s Ghost Towns

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Happy Tuesday GenTravelers!

Most of my GenTraveling has been to places that still have people inhabiting the area! But what about all the ghost towns?  Someones ancestors used to live there! Maybe yours!?! Have you GenTraveled to any of those towns?

Oklahoma’s Tourism and Recreation department has a nice article on their website {link HERE} about their state’s ghost towns.  The article reads:

“With a history full of Land Runs, Native American territories, Civil War battles and railroads, Oklahoma’s past is full of towns that sprung up overnight and faded away just as quickly. Whether you’re researching your family’s genealogy or are just looking to satisfy your curiosity, turn off the main road and discover the fascinating history of Oklahoma’s ghost towns.”

My grandfather and grandmother met in what is now a ghost town.  Check out this YouTube video of this SPOOKY place:

 

Don’t be scared to go GenTraveling!  Even if your ancestral stomping grounds are now inhabited only by gophers and rattlesnakes!

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So, are you planning your GenTraveling yet? Where do you plan to go? Be sure to share your GenTraveling Bucket list on our Bucket List Page.  GenTraveling: It’s the Real Deal Thrill!

 

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