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"Ghost" town of 
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Location:  Two miles east and a half mile south of the old Seminole Agency
Existed:  April 13, 1892 to about 1898 
Named for:  Adell Bowles

Adell Bowles originally carried the mail by horseback from Avoca. Adell was started with the small general store that Will Haney started in the spring of 1892, located on one of his forty acre Pottawatomie Indian allotments.  Joseph S. McAlister was the first postmaster. Will Haney later moved his store building to Jefferson and brought the Post Office with him. 

One of the early families was Amable Taupain and his wife Mary Margaret Toupain. 

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Source: "POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY OKLAHOMA HISTORY" compiled and edited by Pottawatomie County History Book Committee; published by Country Lane Press, Claremore, OK, 1987.