This image is the cover for the book Haunted Garfield County, Oklahoma, Haunted America

Haunted Garfield County, Oklahoma, Haunted America

Explore more than a century of Garfield County's ghostly lore.

Garfield County is seemingly a quiet span of rural Oklahoma, but its history is steeped with strange legends. Enid (originally known as "Skeleton" for chilling reasons) has served as the major center since winning out in the violent railroad war of 1894. Early settlers were startled when a mysterious stranger claimed to be John Wilkes Booth in a deathbed confession thirty years after Lincoln's assassination. The intervening decades only added to the county's haunted heritage, from the phantom staff still in the Broadway Tower to the glowing headstone at Imo. Join Jeff Provine and Tammy Wilson in the shadows that stalk the countryside and the spillways beneath town.

Tammy Wilson, Jeff Provine

Tammy Wilson, Enid resident, has investigated many haunted locations around the country and cowrote Ghostlahoma: 100 Years of Oklahoma's Haunted History with Tonya Hacker. She conducts the Eerie Enid Ghost Tours, plans festivals and events was also a charter member of the Public Art Commission of Enid. She has served on the Gaslight Theatre Board of Directors and is an active member of the theatre. Jeff Provine grew up on his family's Land Run farm just north of Hillsdale and today serves as a professor of English at Oklahoma City Community College. His projects include Campus Ghosts of Norman, Haunted Norman, Haunted Guthrie, Haunted Oklahoma City, Haunted Shawnee and Haunted Oklahoma. He has appeared on the Travel Channel's Famously Afraid and serves as cohost with Dennis Spielman for Tales Unveiled, a docu-narrative exploring the legends of Oklahoma.

The History Press