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 Post subject: Yonkers Oklahoma
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16th, 2011 am31 3:13 am 
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Many years ago my father and I went "treasure hunting" with our trusty "Oklahoma Places and Names" book, which cited a number of towns no longer in existence in Oklahoma. One of the more fascinating ghost towns I visited was Yonkers Oklahoma. It appeared to be frozen in time, with a old styled school house, rock walled with a collapsed wooden *roof. Inside were desks, complete with slate boards for writing. Very surreal. There were several overgrown foundations, and what appeared to be several unmarked sunken graves.

I was 14 at the time we explored it. I'm 41 now. I have no idea if that place still exists and whether those buildings are still up. I'd love to explore it again. As memory serves, we drove down a dirt road to a point, then had to leave the vehicles behind and traverse a field of tall grass to get to the town proper. Totally and completely abandoned!

Anyone have info on this place? It was a long long time ago for me...

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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17th, 2011 am31 12:42 am 
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Found this. They discuss the school house I mentioned.

http://www.okgenweb.org/~okwagone/roundup.html


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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17th, 2011 am31 1:02 am 
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Found this resource:

http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/ok/


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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17th, 2011 am31 8:37 am 
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Very cool! I had looked into Yonkers awhile ago, but didnt bother because I didnt think there was anything left. There are obviously still homes around there, but I seriously doubt the school or any other business buildings are left. I'm amazed the school was still around 30 years ago since it was abandoned long before that even.

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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18th, 2011 am31 2:03 am 
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It was a classic "Little House on the Prairie" schoolhouse. Rock, school bell and slate desks. It was amazing then. Might have to go take a look, if I can find it. It is not on the beaten path.


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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18th, 2011 am31 8:28 am 
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Old maps say this area is Yonkers.
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=N+36.05288+W+95.26080&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=29.910058,45.878906&ie=UTF8&ll=36.053445,-95.26111&spn=0.003721,0.009688&t=h&z=17

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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18th, 2011 pm31 3:00 pm 
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Right. I'm guessing that county road is where the dirt road was. Schoolhouse was NOT near the road. Had to walk across a field. Can see some areas near the road, but not enough resolution to say for certain. I need to ask my dad about it, see what he can remember.


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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22nd, 2011 pm31 3:39 pm 
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I first visited the school in '06 while geocaching. I went back yesterday to show it to my girlfriend. There is nothing left inside and the roof is completely gone - just as it was five years ago. I didn't see any other buildings or foundations other than an old storm cellar (but I wasn't really looking.) Here's a few pic's:

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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22nd, 2011 pm31 5:53 pm 
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jay547 wrote:
I first visited the school in '06 while geocaching.


Nice find!

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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
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I love old schools!

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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30th, 2011 pm31 8:32 pm 
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My dad was born in Yonkers, 1932!


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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
PostPosted: Tue Dec 4th, 2012 pm31 1:05 pm 
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We went back this last weekend. When we went before, it was summer and the underbrush was so dense that you couldn't see anything. We found a few foundations, road beds, wells, etc.

Yonkers school.

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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
PostPosted: Tue Dec 4th, 2012 pm31 1:26 pm 
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The school storm cellar.

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Check out the black snake who has taken up residence in this well.

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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
PostPosted: Tue Dec 4th, 2012 pm31 1:28 pm 
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The abandoned Kansas, Oklahoma, and Gulf Railroad.

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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
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I grew up around earbob, so I know this place very well. There are a lot of other locations and old home sights close, including the old cemetery they had to relocate before the lake was built. If you look close you can find the old roadway that went through there. My grandmother was born there and passed away there.


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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23rd, 2015 pm30 1:16 pm 
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Here's a few more from Yonkers that we took last weekend:

An old storm cellar a couple miles south of Yonkers.

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This is known as "Yonkers Jail." I couldn't find any real information on it, it kind of just looks like another storm cellar to me.

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Apparently, it was built in 1939.

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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
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Wow! wonderful :o

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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
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It looks very old and probably the bunker . :shock: :o ทางเข้า SBOBET


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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13th, 2016 am31 4:19 am 
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Well! Posted 5 years ago, and only now seeing the wonderful pictures. Thanks so much for sharing Jay.

Someone else shortly after my posting told me that Yonkers was now underwater. I'm glad to see it isn't.

For someone that hasn't been out that way in forever (or 33 years, give or take), could you indicate best route or directions to get there?


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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14th, 2016 pm31 12:45 pm 
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It does get underwater when the lake is up.

From Locust Grove go south on Hwy. 82 to Earbob Road (Spring Creek Store). Turn west on Earbob Road, follow it about 7 1/4 miles to Earbob and the old closed down Earbob store. Continue following the road south from the old store about 2 1/4 more miles. There is a turn off on a dirt road (should be a barn on the east side of the main road) running west. It is a rough road, more like a trail. A truck or four-wheel drive should make it easily but I wouldn't put a car on it. Follow it west 1/4 mile. Another trail splits off to the south, follow it about 1/10 mile to the school. There are several old foundations and wells all around it. A little further west is the old railroad bed. The cellars I posted are a couple miles further south but you have to take a different route to get to them.

Get on Google Earth and you can see the school at this coordinate, 36-03-28, 95-15-58.


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 Post subject: Re: Yonkers Oklahoma
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18th, 2018 pm30 6:03 pm 
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I was there again this past September, 2018. I was seeing how far I could ride along the old railroad bed.

Here is one of the former road routes and the abutments for a now-gone bridge.

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The railroad bed:

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Piers from one of the railroad bridges:

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A box culvert on the railroad:

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The school still stands:

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