|Full Title:||Ghost-Town Tales of Oklahoma: Unforgettable Stories of Nearly Forgotten Places|
|Author:||Jim Marion Etter|
|Description:||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.|
Ghost-Town Tales of Oklahoma
"A reviewer’s delight!" – Joan C. Hewitt, Oklahoma book reviewer.
"Should be required reading in Oklahoma schools." – Craig McVey, veteran Oklahoma history teacher.
"… a look at Oklahoma that brings the past galloping into today." – Frank Boggs, retired columnist and editor, The Daily Oklahoman.
|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.
|Details:||1996 [ISBN: 1-58107-074-1; 256 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, soft cover]|