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Lucy’s Tacos

I am pretty sure Lucy makes delicious tacos. What I am less sure about is where she sells them, as the building right behind the sign appears to not have an operable kitchen. Or, you know, anything else Lucy or her customers would require.

Afton, Oklahoma
photographed 10.12.2021

Deer Chicken

Yes, apparently this place DOES have deer and chicken. Except that it does seem to be out of business. And also it does seem that some clever person amended the word “beer.” But other than that…

Yukon, Oklahoma
photographed 10.13.2021

there seemed to be a vacancy

Of course I took the time to look inside this out of business roadside motel. And, as long as my eyes and the camera were right there, I went ahead a made a photo. You’d worry if I didn’t, wouldn’t you?

Erick, Oklahoma
photographed  10.10.2021

Cross. Road.

I mean, when the map indicates that you are approaching a town called Bushyhead, you pretty much owe it to yourself to have a look. From what I saw, it was mostly a church and this cross, presiding over some narrow roads and the railroad tracks. But I’d’ve never known if I hadn’t looked. (That may not be the most profound thing I ever wrote. But – sadly – it’s not really the dumbest thing either.)

Bushyhead, Oklahoma
photographed 10.12.2021

Ed’s Dream

This place really was Ed Galloway’s dream – he started building what became Totem Pole Park in 1937, and continued adding to the place until his death in 1962. The place fell into disrepair after that, but by the late 1980s, Ed was recognized as one of America’s noteworthy folk artists and restoration work on the part was begun. This article notes that it’s taken longer to restore Ed’s creations than it took him to build them and that the original paint colors on the huge concrete totem pole have been duplicated with special, long-lasting paint.

If you’re in the area, you ought to stop by; admission’s free and in the mornings, it’s nicely shady.

Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park
Foyil, Oklahoma
photographed 10.12.2021

PS: That’s the world’s largest concrete totem pole, in case you keep track of things like that.
PS: The place is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
PS: Here’s the place in color.

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