Ghost-Town Tales of Oklahoma: Unforgettable Stories of Nearly Forgotten Places

Ghost-Town Tales of Oklahoma: Unforgettable Stories of Nearly Forgotten Places

by Jim Marion Etter


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A rare collection of accounts of incidents and legends throughout the state - intriguing bits of the past generally not found in conventional works of history. Used in some schools as a teaching aid. Included in the 26 chapters are descriptions of a crucial battle between Indians and Spaniards in 1759; a place where "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" was composed; the wild and woolly past of a town called Navajoe; a whiskey-smuggling scheme that set a train depot on fire; a young man who left the oil fields for Hollywood; a scary light that has haunted a lonely road for years; and where once a strange but lively party took place in a moonlit cemetery.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780913507742
Publisher: New Forums Press
Publication date: 05/14/1996
Pages: 258
Sales rank: 1,172,566
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Jim Marion Etter is a retired, award-winning reporter for The Daily Oklahoman whose offbeat, folksy writing about his home state has earned him the reputation as "Oklahoma's master country storyteller." A writer of both fiction and nonfiction, he's the author of five books and a contributing author of four others, and has written for numerous magazines including Persimmon Hill and Western Horsemen. A native of the small Muskogee County town of Oktaha, he now lives in Oklahoma City. He's also been a newspaper and television reporter in Laredo, Texas - "El Charro Flaco" - and has served as a military journalist and translator in Latin America.

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