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Boise City
Cimarron County, Oklahoma

ZipCodes
73933




Page Contents for Boise City, Oklahoma

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Boise City is approximately 1,355 (2004), 1266 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 820 (1990), 546 (2010).
The amount of land area in Boise City is 3.25 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Boise City is 1.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Boise City to Washington DC is 1453 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 296 miles. (as the crow flies)
Boise City is positioned 36.73 degrees north of the equator and 102.51 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Boise City elevation is 4,165 feet above sea level.
Boise City median income is $ 30,071 (2000).
The Boise City median home price is $ 42,000 (2000).

Location

in far western Oklahoma in the panhandle area of the state. Nearby communities include Keyes, Felt and Wheeless.
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History & History Related Items

Boise City was founded in 1908, but remained small until 1925 when the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad began expanding into the area. Many businesses and particularly grain elevators began to comein along the rail lines. A second line was put in in 1930. Oil and gas began to be produced in the area bringing more business. See this page for more information.
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Attractions

Cimarron Heritage Center
P.O. Box 214
Boise City, OK 73933
Phone: 580-544-3479
Local history

Learn more about Boise City.

The Santa Fe Trail Daze is held each year the first weekend in June.
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Boise City City Government

Boise City is the county seat of Cimarron County.

Boise City Historical Events

1943, July 5
Boise City has the distinction of being one of only three cities in the United States that was bombed during World War II, but quite probably the least known event. On this night about 12:30 a.m., a B-17 Bomber from Dalhart Army Base dropped six bombs on Boise City. These were practice boms weighing about 100 pounds each with each containing four pounds os powder and the rest of the content of each bomb was sand. The remains of the result may still be seen today. Officials came to explain what happened the next day. The bomber had gone about 30 miles off course from a range near Conlen, Texas, when the pilot thought the street lights downtown were the lights of their target.

Boise City Chamber

Cimarron County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1027
Boise City, OK, 73933
Phone: 580-544-3344

Boise City Organizations

Cimarron County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1027
Boise City, OK, 73933
Phone: 580-544-3344 Boise City

Miscellany

The population of Boise City was:
1990 - 1,509
2000 - 1,483
2004 - 1,355

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