Who can pinpoint the location of this old illustration? Hint: I saw it on a little drive I took today. It's on Route 66.
Facing another day of anxiety brought on by Route 66 withdrawals and a closed Afton Station, I jumped in the car and drove to Catoosa this morning. As expected, I found the Blue Whale and his surrounding property deserted on this cold, windy, cloudy day. I snapped a couple of pictures and left. So many pictures have been taken of Blue that my snapshots are pretty redundant.
On the way out of town, I stopped at the (also closed) Catoosa Historical Society. They have a very nicely restored caboose on the property, donated by the Burlington Northern Railway. The building itself is fashioned to look like a railroad station. I've never been inside.
An interesting area of Tulsa -- although not directly on Route 66 -- is the Brady District, Tulsa's first "downtown", where it all began over 100 years ago. One of our local TV stations moved its studios to Brady this month, and today presented this very well done video showing the interesting history of Brady with some great old photos. If you have about 4 1/2 minutes to spare, check it out.
Well, can you believe it! I've been somewhere on Oklahoma Route 66 that you haven't! Debbie and Matt Churchill and I took a look at the photos and exhibits in the Catoosa Historical Society "station" on a trek during their 2011 visit. It's small but nicely done.
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