Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Route 66 Museum, Arcadia OK

 Here's Petro, who stands ready to serve near an old gasoline pump.
 Did you know about the Unstable Fisherman's Organization?
 Ron and I discovered this overgrown place while driving home from OK City east toward Bristow. We stopped and though it seemed closed and abandoned, we were greeted by a grease coated mechanic. He showed us around his private museum of old historic route 66 Museum. What a weird experience!

 Now we know what happened to Route 66, besides the turnpike.

 Floyd's Gas UP
 A Flowerpot and car part man waves down passersby!
 Coca cola tree sign

 VW bus all painted up fine.
Nice lunch served here Barbecue!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Images of Home: Swallowtail

Images of Home: Swallowtail: All among the flowers  She fluttered, she flew and she lit, Again her wings opened and closed like doors On hinges Windows that ...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Round Barn Arcadia Oklahoma

 The Round Barn was built in 1898 and is quite the sight to see along Route 66.

 This is the upper level where loose hay was stored. Now it is a venue for weddings and dances. I loved it and danced and whirled around. It was one of the most wonderful rooms I have been inside in many days.

 The round barn in 1940 looked bad and yet there was no money for restoration. This is a photo I took of an old photo.

 The ceiling of the upper level. The roof is freestanding and looks like the inside of a round basket. The roof is 49 feet tall.

 Inside the lower level horses were housed and feed and supplies were stored.

 Watch this video about the barn from a news cast: 
(to open the link highlight the web address  and click on "go to")
 Here is a link to a video that shows the barn and some details about its restoration. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Farmstead of 1850's in Arkansas

 This Farmstead museum is planted in Little Rock Arkansas and is quite a surprising sight 
nestled among skyscrapers. 
It reminded me of a children's book we used to read wherein a small family house 
has a whole city grow up around it. 
Soon it is surrounded by towering buildings and many people.
 Cotton growing in the door yard.

 An open porch connects the two parts of the house, probably for shade and protection as well as to prevent fire from taking the whole house or heating the whole house in summer heat.

 Split rail fences with blackberry vines, strawberry plants and herb plantings, 
surround the property.

 Shuttered windows would make for some awfully dark interiors in the winter.
 Love these post fences.

 This homestead museum is located right in the city with busy streets 
and large buildings, hotels and stores all around.
 An outhouse behind the cabin and firewood pile.
 Note the skyscraper behind the cabin. 
I love how the logs fit together and notice that the logs were squared—not rounded 
and cut like Lincoln Logs
 This sign tells where the buildings originated. 
Wouldn't you love to know the stories of the families who lived in them?

The barn's logs were too open spaced. Lots of cold wind would have blown in, 
but in summer things would be cooler.