For the final part of our ghost town series we resurrect the history behind not one but dozens of settlements spread throughout the state. The all black towns of Oklahoma. KOSU’s Quinton Chandler reports most of these towns were small unorganized rural communities that are almost all dead and gone. But there are a few left to give us a hazy picture of the past.
In 1889 the town of Ingalls was settled in the unassigned lands almost overnight after settlers staked their claims in the Oklahoma Land Run. With some farming and a few oil strikes, Ingalls had a chance to thrive, but instead it suffered the same fate as dozens of other Oklahoma towns. The fate of a ghost town.