Discover Oklahoma features Route 66 Neon Sign Park in Tulsa

The Discover Oklahoma channel, which is part of the state's tourism department, recently produced a segment about Route 66 Neon Sign Park in Tulsa. The signs and park were officially dedicated in September. The park is on Southwest Boulevard (aka Route 66) near West 17th Street in southwest Tulsa. The three signs represent east Tulsa, … Continue reading Discover Oklahoma features Route 66 Neon Sign Park in Tulsa

Latest RoadTripOK video concentrates on sites in and near Claremore

The latest RoadTripOK video this week features a restaurant and museum in Claremore and a unique park in nearby rural Foyil. Here is the video: https://youtu.be/MgNAkg_WBkw Here are the three places the video covers: Will Rogers Memorial MuseumHammett House restaurantEd Galloway's Totem Pole Park Oklahoma Tourism and Broken Arrow-based Retrospec Films announced last fall they … Continue reading Latest RoadTripOK video concentrates on sites in and near Claremore

Celebration set for Saturday for completion of Totem Pole Park restoration

After five years of work, restoration is complete of the main, 90-foot-tall totem pole at Ed Galloway's historic Totem Pole Park near Foyil, Oklahoma. To celebrate, the park will host a free bluegrass-music jam from 2 p.m. until dusk Saturday. Refreshments and food trucks will be there. Face masks will be suggested, and organizers say … Continue reading Celebration set for Saturday for completion of Totem Pole Park restoration

Restoration of Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park near Foyil should be done by fall 2020

A years-long restoration of Ed Galloway's historic Totem Pole Park near Foyil, Oklahoma, should be completed by fall 2020 and last a quarter-century or more. Park Director David Anderson and artist Erin Turner described the project that began in 2015 during a Claremore Collective panel discussion last week, reported the Claremore Daily Progress newspaper. Route … Continue reading Restoration of Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park near Foyil should be done by fall 2020

Totem Pole festival will help mark its restoration

The Totem Pole BBQ and Music Fest on Saturday at Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park near Foyil, Oklahoma, will help mark the recent completion of the restoration of the park's large totem pole. The repainting of the complex's 90-foot-tall totem pole by artists Margo Hoover and Erin Turner began last summer, and they finished all but the … Continue reading Totem Pole festival will help mark its restoration

‘American Pickers’ filming on Route 66 in Oklahoma

Two of the cast members of the History Channel's "American Pickers" reality show spent part of last week filming on Route 66 in Oklahoma, according to an article in the Grand Lake News and one of the star's Instagram accounts. The newspaper said Danielle Colby and Mike Wolfe of "American Pickers" dined at Waylan's Ku … Continue reading ‘American Pickers’ filming on Route 66 in Oklahoma

Restoration of Totem Pole begins

Two artists who hail from Tulsa recently began restoration of the top part of the main totem pole at Totem Pole Park, off Route 66 in Foyil, Oklahoma, according to KOTV. Margo Hoover and Erin Turner began using power washers Saturday to strip the remnants of the old paint off so they can repaint the … Continue reading Restoration of Totem Pole begins

Totem Pole Park launches campaign for its restoration

The directors of Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park near Foyil, Oklahoma, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help restore the top half of the main, 90-foot-tall totem pole. According to KJRH-TV in Tulsa, the top half of the big totem pole is starting to chip. If enough money is raised, top-quality paint will be used … Continue reading Totem Pole Park launches campaign for its restoration

Route 66 advocate named to Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame

Sally Bourne Ferrell of Chandler, Oklahoma, an early leader in the creation of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association and one of the champions in restoring a historic armory that became the Route 66 Interpretive Center, was announced as an inductee to the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame, according to a report in The Oklahoman newspaper. The induction … Continue reading Route 66 advocate named to Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame