Photos from March, 1926
These three views of Cardin are part of a long panoramic view that I believe was taken from a tailing pile located at the John Beaver mine in the west part of town. This view looks east toward the mines on the south edge of Picher. Note the cow grazing in the yard of one shack. All of this is now gone and the area is reverting to wilderness.
Cardin, Oklahoma as seen looking southwest from the John Beaver tailing pile. The town is a beehive of activity and many large businesses are evident. You can see washing on the clothesline of one house. Note the complete lack of trees in this prairie boom town. Today, many of these areas in Cardin and Picher are buried in brush and trees and these original houses are now gone.