Monday, March 11, 2013

Bridgeport, Oklahoma

Last summer, my husband and I took a detour through the tiny town of Bridgeport, Oklahoma.  We were on our way to Red Rock Canyon and Bridgeport isn't that far out of the way.  I wanted to drive through because my Great Great Granparents had lived in Caddo County (White Bread Township) and my Great Grandmother was a teacher in Bridgeport in the early 1920s.  I have never visited or even driven through.  These are a few of the pictures I took.  It was quite a sight, honestly.  It was hard to imagine what it had once looked like.  There were many yards that were grown up with trees and grass.  There were a few well taken care of homes.  Here is a brief history of Bridgeport here.  I've even read some websites that call Bridgeport a "Ghost Town". You can read that here.  They have much more detailed photos of what was INSIDE of some of those homes we saw.  (Honestly, the junk loving, treasure hunting "picker" inside of me would have loved to dig through some of those old homes on the Abandoned site...I just KNOW there are treasures to be found in there :)  

Here are the pics...

U.S. Post Office

I imagine that this house was once beautiful...look at the detail in those shingles!

 The road leading into Bridgeport

Yep.  That's a stray horse roaming the neighborhood.  

We stopped at the Binger cemetery after our trip to Bridgeport...this was a wild fire.  They were very common last was one of the hottest on record EVER in Oklahoma. 

1 comment:

  1. My Great grandfather would walk the 12 or so mile from Geary Oklahoma to preach in Bridgeport back in the 30's and 40's...