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Boise City, Oklahoma: Bomb in the Sidewalk

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Address:
6 N.E. Square, Boise City, OK
Directions:
Jct of US 287 and US 412. On the traffic circle, in front of the Chamber of Commerce caboose.
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Bomb in the Sidewalk

In 1943, Boise City was mistakenly bombed by Americans on a night training mission. The town commemorates the event with a small bomb embedded in a downtown sidewalk (previous memorial crater removed).

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The bomb.

Bomb in the Sidewalk

The bomb is right in front of the sign.

[Angie, 03/11/2024]

Bomb in sidewalk.

Replica Bomb Crater

The crater has been cemented smooth. Bomb and commemorative plaque still exists.

[JasonOski, 01/26/2023]

The crater and its bomb vanished several years ago during a street repair project. The crater had been disappointingly small and feeble. The return of the bomb and its plaque at least provide a landmark where the terror of that night can be imagined.

Replica Bomb Crater

Update 9/10/2021. It's not anywhere in town. We were here on a Friday evening, so there wasn't anyone to ask.

[Becky T., 09/10/2021]
Replica Bomb Crater

Still missing in April 2021. The museum volunteer wasn't certain of its current location, but said they are still working on the street and sidewalks in the area.

[Adventures Of Cluckleberry Hen, 05/15/2021]

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In the region:
Dinosaur Leg Bone Monument, Kenton, OK - 21 mi.

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