Whizbang was an oil boomtown in Osage County that sprang to life practically overnight in 1921. The population soared to as high as 10,000 people before the oil ran dry and the town faded away. The town’s official name was Denoya and no one’s sure how it came to be called Whizbang. Some say it was named after a popular cartoon character of the day, others say it’s a tribute to a popular madam at a town brothel. Another story has the name coming from the sound the oil pumps would make when pumping the black gold from the ground. Either way it’s certainly one of Oklahoma’s most fascinating ghost towns.