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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:44 pm    Post subject: Picher, Oklahoma Reply with quote

Not sure if anyone has been to Picher, Oklahoma. The main road that goes through Picher still has traffic on it, mainly due to people heading to the casino's in Miami, Ok. However, off on the side roads of towns you will see many abandoned houses. On the main road some houses appear that people may still live there or at the very least utilize the houses for storage.

Many of the abandoned houses have doors left wide open or broken windows on the side roads.

Some government clean up was done, but it is spilling over past the fences next to the road again. Ther also is an aboanded gas station on the main road as well.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Picher, Oklahoma Reply with quote

all I can say is SAD Verry Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:00 pm    Post subject: RE: Picher, Oklahoma Reply with quote

Yes, its a bad deal. There is another town near Picher called treece (attached to picher---look for a tiny sign), that does have quite a few people living there.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:24 pm    Post subject: RE: Picher, Oklahoma Reply with quote

there are actually a few people still living in picher. even in the run down houses. I go through there on a daily basis to get to work and back. It sucks picher was never really beautiful as far as i can remember but it had a lot of nice people in it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:48 pm    Post subject: RE: Picher, Oklahoma Reply with quote

I agree with you that people are definately staying in some of the houses. I have noticed this, especially when i used to go through that way to go to the casinos.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:49 pm    Post subject: RE: Picher, Oklahoma Reply with quote

I would say one of the better things we did in Picher is go Geocaching. It's a relatively safe way to see parts of the town and learn quite a bit of what happened in different places. There are also some of the chat piles that have different formations in them that look like various things, and some of them are referenced in the geocache listings.

I have heard that it's relatively safe (as in security, not health) to explore the chat piles, but stay away from the private property areas. That might get you shot. I never had the urge to wash my hands so strong as directly after leaving that area.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Picher, Oklahoma Reply with quote

yeah i would really watch out for the police in that area when doing anything. and yes wash after playing there its loaded with lead. almost all of that land is indian owned now and if the B.I.A. catch you they will show no mercy.lol.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:51 pm    Post subject: RE: Picher, Oklahoma Reply with quote

your not kidding. the police are often in that town. Wink havent went that way in a long time, but when i used to i would almost always meet a cop.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Picher, Oklahoma Reply with quote

Yeah a cop used to always sit at that 4 way stop. But I don't see him there anymore since they pulled the stop signs and made it a 2 way stop.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:49 pm    Post subject: RE: Picher, Oklahoma Reply with quote

thats good to know. Smile Is there a lot there after someone mentioned an arsonsist went through parts of the town?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:31 am    Post subject: RE: Picher, Oklahoma Reply with quote

where?
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 11:29 am    Post subject: RE: Picher, Oklahoma Reply with quote

I lived in Baxter Springs for a couple years (moved back to joplin this year) and I loved going through Picher at night. There are some duplexes right off the road and one of them was damn near the only light in town. The tornado really sealed the deal for Picher Sad
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 5:12 pm    Post subject: RE: Picher, Oklahoma Reply with quote

Did u ever get a chance to go in the empty houses?
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