Red Ghost Cave Archeological District

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Red Ghost Cave Archeological District
Nearest city Kenton, Oklahoma
Area 10 acres (4.0 ha)
NRHP reference # 78002224 [1]
Added to NRHP November 15, 1978

The Red Ghost Cave Archeological District in Cimarron County, Oklahoma near Kenton is a 10-acre (4.0 ha) archeological site that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. [1] It includes a prehistoric camp among three contributing sites in the district, and includes what has also been known as Ci-39 and Ci-68. [1]

Cimarron County, Oklahoma County in the United States

Cimarron County is the westernmost county in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,475, making it the least-populous county in Oklahoma. Its county seat is Boise City.

Kenton, Oklahoma CDP in Oklahoma, United States

Kenton is a census designated place (CDP) in Cimarron County, Oklahoma, United States. From Kenton, it is approximately 155 miles (249 km) south to Amarillo, Texas, 237 miles (381 km) northwest to Colorado Springs, Colorado, 306 miles (492 km) northwest to Denver, Colorado, 314 miles (505 km) southwest to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and 361 miles (581 km) southeast to Oklahoma City, the nearest major population centers.

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

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In particular it includes "three caves associated with prehistoric aboriginal occupations" and also prehistoric petroglyphs and historic era graffiti. [2]

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