Yesterday I visited three small towns on my trip to see my granddaughter’s school program. These once thriving communities are now quiet and all but abandoned. Boynton, Oklahoma is east of Okmulgee and Morris and west of Muskogee. I think a train once passed that way carrying loads of coal from Henryetta to Muskogee.
The remains of a cotton gin greeted me as I entered the town from the north as well as a curious tall building that might have served as an office.
The gin is self deflating, like a giant amusement park ride. Its sheet metal is rusting and falling in.
An old stone barn that can be seen through the trees across a field.