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Bison Jail

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Built: 1913 | Abandoned: N/A
Status: Abandoned
Photojournalist: Melissa Schlegel

In April of 1913, the City of Bison came to the decision that the erection of a jail for the growing city was in order. John Butler was the lucky man to receive the contract for building the jail. By May the square cement, two cell jail was complete with iron doors and a concrete floor as well at a cost of $379. Its unknown when exactly it was abandoned but it is currently locked up and used as storage by the City of Bison.




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https://www.newspapers.com/image/425119617/?terms=bison%20city%20jail&match=1

https://www.newspapers.com/image/425439084/?terms=bison%20city%20jail&match=1

https://www.newspapers.com/image/425126862/?terms=bison%20city%20jail&match=1

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Emily Cowan

Emily is a two-time published author of "Abandoned Oklahoma: Vanishing History of the Sooner State" and "Abandoned Topeka: Psychiatric Capital of the World". With over two hundred published articles on our websites. Exploring since 2018 every aspect of this has become a passion for her. From educating, fighting to preserve, writing, and learning about history there is nothing she would rather do.

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