Paving the street in Shamrock OK-Photo

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 08:30 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Landry, Hudson, NH on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 09:36 am:

Oil boom and bust town. Actually started to decline in the 20's. Once 10,000 people. Now basically an unincorporated ghost town with ~100 people.

http://www.legendsofamerica.com/ok-shamrock.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Bingham on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:09 am:

I'm not sure they're paving the street (yet?) It looks like there's building or renovations going on and the pile of rubble in the road is either leftover foundation material or from excavating footings. Nice mules, and a rear view of a '15 or later T roadster. I sure enjoy these photos !! Thank you !!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank Harris from Long Beach, CA on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 08:12 pm:

Those are all uniform sizes so I believe that those are bricks in the road. Oklahoma is just north of Texas and northern Texas had a lot of red brick streets


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Bingham on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 08:52 pm:

Chris, thanks for that link, very interesting history.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown North Central Arkansas on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 10:00 am:

Herb, thanks for posting the pic. and Chris, another thanks for the link. It was very interesting because the Drumright oil field area is where my grandparents settled in 1916. They were at a town called Yale. But all the towns mentioned are close to Drumright, including Yale. I have been thru the remains of Shamrock several times. And on a side note, my Dad helped build the "Deep Rock" refinery at Drumright. Shamrock is just one of hundreds of "oil boom" towns in Oklahoma, that are almost gone today.


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