"HITCHCOCK, JUST A LITTLE EAST OF "BADLANDS" OF OK" Hitchcock by rockurob
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Hitchcock, Oklahoma...not much here....just a small farming town. Population about 200. We do have a post office and only one business. Town had a local Co-op (grain elevator, and service station) Only time Co-op is really busy, is during wheat harvest in the spring. The School, is still standing, but has been closed for many years. Local children are bussed to other surrounding towns, Okeen, or Watonga. The town of Okeen has a "Rattle Snake" round-up event every May. Watonga, has a cheese festival in October each year. Just west of Hitchcock approximately 3 miles are the red hills, with large deposits of gypsum, also known as part of the ""Bad Lands" of Oklahoma. Yes, there are rattle snakes in them hills
Oklahoma was known as the "Bad Lands" or outlaw territory, as well as the Indian Territory. There were many outlaw gangs that would rob other places, banks and trains. They would return to the Oklahoma Territory to hide out, and sometimes hide or bury their loot for safe keeping, and perhaps never to return. They would either get captured or killed before they could return again to retrieve or add to their catch of loot. It is believed that there is still outlaw treasures, that have not been discovered in these areas. This is a rugged area, with catcus and rattlesnakes. There are some natural caves in the area, but one has to be very cautious, for rattle snakes do habitat any hole, cave or crevice. This is only part of the bad lands of Oklahoma, which almost streaches from Kansas to Texas
Red hills, just west of Hitchcock
In this area, there are two ghost towns.....all is left is a few foundations of homes. One of the towns, Bigford, had a foundry for the manufacturing of building blocks, part of the old foundy is still visible.
- Pros:Good neighbors, laid back comunity, slow pace, good hunting
- Cons:No shopping or stores
- In a nutshell:A get away place, that is only 1 hour away from major cities
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