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Boise City in Cimarron County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Boise City Bombed

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
1. Boise City Bombed Marker
Inscription.  
July 5, 1943
Still Booming
July 5, 1993

 
Erected 1993 by Boise City Chamber of Commerce and Cimarron County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II.
 
Location. 36° 43.79′ N, 102° 30.751′ W. Marker is in Boise City, Oklahoma, in Cimarron County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 325) and Cimarron Avenue (U.S. 385), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Marker is at the northeast corner of the traffic circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boise City OK 73933, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mormon Battalion in the Oklahoma Panhandle (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 9.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Santa Fe Trail (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The WWII Bombing of Boise City in Oklahoma. This accidental
Boise City Bombed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
2. Boise City Bombed Marker
bombing made Boise City famous; it is the only continental American town to be bombed during World War II. (Submitted on May 11, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 

2. Bombed-Out Boise City. 2015 article by David Dary in This Land Magazine. “It was about half past midnight on July 5, 1943. The heat of the day had given way to the usual cooling that occurs during the summer at Boise City, located in the far western end of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Most of its 1,400 residents had gone to bed when an airplane began dropping bombs on the sleepy town. The town’s residents awoke to a series of six bangs and booms that sounded more like large firecrackers they had heard a day earlier as they celebrated Independence Day.” (Submitted on March 11, 2015.) 

3. 1943 Bombing Raid on Boise City Oklahoma (YouTube video). The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered. (Submitted on March 13, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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