Sunday, March 16, 2008
Robbers Cave State Park - Oklahoma
Robbers Cave State Park is one of Oklahoma's most fascinating and picturesque historic areas.
Located near the town of Wilburton in the Sans Bois Mountains of eastern Oklahoma, the park preserves thousands of acres of beautiful mountain scenery, including unusual caves and rock formations. According to local legend, the park area was a hideout for the notorious "Old West" outlaws Jesse James and Belle Starr.
It is certainly possible. James was active in nearby Arkansas and Starr lived for a time in a cabin about 20 miles north of the park. Positive proof, though, is difficult to come by.
Giving the park an interesting modern distinction is the fact that it was named one of America's most romantic spots by a major national magazine a few years ago.
Our new Robbers Cave State Park pages are now online at www.exploresouthernhistory.com. Just follow the link and look for the heading.