Picher City Hall Closes Doors For Good

Monday, August 31st 2009, 10:10 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

PICHER, OK -- The Picher City Hall is closed for good.  As of 4 p.m. on Monday afternoon, the community is without basic services.

Between pollution concerns, a Tar Creek Superfund buyout, and last year's deadly tornado, the once thriving mining town is a shell of its former self.

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"There will always be memories here. I'm sure I'll bring the kids over. Still show them where we used to live. Where this used to be and where that used to be," said Quapaw firefighter Clint Epperson.

A few stalwarts, like a Picher pharmacist, are trying to hold on as long as they can.  He says he's still breaking even, but each month is harder than the one before.