It seemed only right, then, to visit the birthplace and boyhood home of Guthrie, which isn't too far from Tulsa. The town is Okemah Oklahoma, and there's not a moment of doubt that the folks in the town are utterly devoted to their native son. Woody was known as a Dust Bowl writer and singer, and Okemah has a strong connection to the Dust Bowl itself. So Ron M. and I made a last-minute decision to visit Okemah during the day-long road trip I described in yesterday's blog.
There is a small park in the center of town which honors their favorite son. Murals on the sides of two buildings depict Woody and his influence on American culture.
There is more to see in Okemah, which has done a good job of preservation of many buildings. Here, for example is a ghost sign on the side of a building downtown. There is also a vintage theater with a spectacular marquee (sorry, that photo didn't come out well), and some lovely old Victorian homes scattered around town.