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shadow

United States

#1 Jun 16, 2013
Can anyone give me any info I was told. Many years ago it was a town but it all burned down seems like at history there
pappy

Plano, TX

#2 Jun 19, 2013
There is a Blue Springs Cemetery located in Cherokee County. Is there any connection between the town that burned down and this cemetery.
Sunrise

Arlington, TX

#3 Jun 19, 2013
shadow wrote:
Can anyone give me any info I was told. Many years ago it was a town but it all burned down seems like at history there
Do you believe this to be in McCurtain County? There is a Blue Hole fed by springs north of Broken Bow but there was never a town there that I know of. There is a Blue Hole Springs in Mayes County.
shadow

United States

#4 Jun 19, 2013
I believe its east of brokenbiw past boktuklo bridge a gravel road on left side of road
Sunrise

Arlington, TX

#5 Jun 19, 2013
shadow wrote:
I believe its east of brokenbiw past boktuklo bridge a gravel road on left side of road
Isn't Boktuklo north of Broken Bow - almost to Smithville?
shadow

United States

#6 Jun 19, 2013
There's a. Boktuklo bridge on 3 & 7
Sunrise

Arlington, TX

#7 Jun 20, 2013
shadow wrote:
There's a. Boktuklo bridge on 3 & 7
OK. I didn't know about that one. 3 & 7 goes west out of Broken Bow, though. How far to the west is it and what creek/river is it over? It seems that I remember seeing that name on the road that makes a Y off 3 & 7 at what is called Steel's Junction. That road goes to Golden.
shadow

United States

#8 Jun 20, 2013
Go west of broken untill you see 3 trailors take the. Next road to te right past the trailors that goes to blue springs but you can't. Get to the spring now I think its gated
Sunrise

Arlington, TX

#9 Jun 20, 2013
shadow wrote:
Go west of broken untill you see 3 trailors take the. Next road to te right past the trailors that goes to blue springs but you can't. Get to the spring now I think its gated
Thanks for the info. I was not aware of that.
shadow

United States

#10 Jun 20, 2013
Used to be great drinking water just wish could find the history on it
Sunrise

Arlington, TX

#11 Jun 21, 2013
shadow wrote:
Used to be great drinking water just wish could find the history on it
You piqued my interest so I checked with my McCurtain County "historian." I was given the same location as you did above. I would guess it is about15 miles or so west of Broken Bow. He said that a gates was install across the road at some point but a controversy arose and the gate installer was required to take the gate down. Have you been there recently and saw the gate still up? He called it a one-time resort and said there was a hotel there at one time. He told a story about a large party where a person was thrown or pushed into a pond after which a fight ensued. He thinks that is when the fire started. He gave me a name that could give all of the history but unfortunately this person was recently put in a nursing home and I am told that he has dementia. The next time I go to Broken Bow I will try to stop by the nursing home and see if he can tell me anything. I'm hoping the dementia is not true.
Bruce Willingham

Lawton, OK

#12 Jun 21, 2013
Sunrise wrote:
<quoted text>You piqued my interest so I checked with my McCurtain County "historian." I was given the same location as you did above. I would guess it is about15 miles or so west of Broken Bow. He said that a gates was install across the road at some point but a controversy arose and the gate installer was required to take the gate down. Have you been there recently and saw the gate still up? He called it a one-time resort and said there was a hotel there at one time. He told a story about a large party where a person was thrown or pushed into a pond after which a fight ensued. He thinks that is when the fire started. He gave me a name that could give all of the history but unfortunately this person was recently put in a nursing home and I am told that he has dementia. The next time I go to Broken Bow I will try to stop by the nursing home and see if he can tell me anything. I'm hoping the dementia is not true.
He's a great guy and an encyclopedia of local history. Once told me the area you're talking about was once actually platted for a town, but it never happened. I'll try to check.
Sunrise

Arlington, TX

#13 Jun 21, 2013
Bruce Willingham wrote:
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He's a great guy and an encyclopedia of local history. Once told me the area you're talking about was once actually platted for a town, but it never happened. I'll try to check.
You are probably talking about a different "historian" but I love to listen to stories from all of them. I'm finding a lot of information on the internet that seems to be referring to the same location that talks of a large Indian settlement in that area 1834+. It mentions 3-4,000 inhabitants. Google bok tuklo. Let us know what you find.
Sunrise

Arlington, TX

#14 Jun 21, 2013
Bruce Willingham wrote:
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He's a great guy and an encyclopedia of local history. Once told me the area you're talking about was once actually platted for a town, but it never happened. I'll try to check.
I reread your post and maybe you are speaking of the same "historian." He is in the Broken Bow Nursing Home. He recently retired from a county position.
curious

United States

#15 Jun 21, 2013
What I was told by a elderly family member that it was a town many years ago it was all owned by one man there were houses a bank stores etc she said all were wealthy people then the owner of the towns daughter drowned he went bezetk & burned the whole town down I'm not saying its accurate just what I was told
Sunrise

Fort Worth, TX

#16 Jun 22, 2013
curious wrote:
What I was told by a elderly family member that it was a town many years ago it was all owned by one man there were houses a bank stores etc she said all were wealthy people then the owner of the towns daughter drowned he went bezetk & burned the whole town down I'm not saying its accurate just what I was told
That is interesting. Thanks for sharing.
curious

United States

#17 Jun 22, 2013
Just wish I knew more About it
curious

United States

#18 Jun 22, 2013
Has anyone got to talk To the elderly gentlemen yet?
Sunrise

Fort Worth, TX

#19 Jun 23, 2013
curious wrote:
Has anyone got to talk To the elderly gentlemen yet?
I haven't. I do not live in McCurtain County and have a lot going on right now. I will make an attempt to talk to him the first time I go to Broken Bow. If anyone else is able to talk to him that would be good. There are probably others that have information that are not on topix. Keep looking. I would like to see the history of such places preserved.
curious

United States

#20 Jun 23, 2013
Thank you I would appreciate that

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