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Cunningham Jail

Cunningham Jail

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Built: 1909 | Abandoned: N/A
Status: Abandoned
Photojournalist: Mike Mattal

Cunningham JailThe Cunningham Jail was built in 1909 and displays a classic construction of a calaboose. With one cell, one bed, made of concrete and a barrel roof. On May 10, 1909 the City Council met and purchased “from Clouse & Doty the cement cooler erected for a city jail. Cuningham now has a place where the evil doer can rest in peace.”


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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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