The Franklin Hotel


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The Franklin Hotel

This is the Franklin Hotel. It's just off of the main square in Mangum. It's a beautiful five-story building built in 1929 for the than astronomical cost of $230,000. From what we understand, when it opened, it was a very regal place. This was meant to be the jewel hotel in this part of the state. Unfortunately, it opened just four to six weeks before the crash in 1929, and so sadly, it just never stood a chance. There was the crash and then the Depression of the Dust Bowl and then World War II. It's now abandoned, very, very abandoned, and we've been talking to some of the locals. We talked to a local high school student who said that it's haunted and that this whole in the awning is because some woman jumped out of the fifth-story window and went through the awning and so she still prowls the place and all that kind of stuff.

The people of Mangum are being very responsible with the building. It's really sturdy. It's very well built. That's how it's been ...

The Franklin Hotel
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