""Oklahoma City is mighty pretty"" Top 5 Page for this destination Oklahoma City by rexvaughan
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Street art in the form of cows, bulls and penguins has been popping up all over and in Oklahoma City it is buffalo. Actually they are bison, but everyone calls them buffalo. They are all around the downtown area and the capitol. This one is decorated with the Oklahoma state flower, the gallardia or Indian Blanket. The downtown area is quite lovely and the old warehouse district just east of downtown is now called Bricktown and is quite the center for restaurants and clubs. They have even built a canal with "gondola" rides. Bricktown is the happenin' place in OKC.
It may be strange, but this milkbottle is a historic artifact in OKC. It has been there since about 1930 and recent plans to raze it were thwarted. The store under it was originally an outlet for Townley's Dairy. Now it is a sandwich shop. It is on Classen Blvd at about NW 25th Street. The surrounding area now has a large Asian and Oriental population and is a great place to find such food stores and restaurants. I will do a tip on one of the better restaurants, the Lido.
I didn't make a mistake on this photo. The oil derrick in front of the state capitol is a unique feature of the Oklahoma capitol grounds. Since the oil boom in the early 20th Century, there have been working oil wells on the grouds. You would think that would make the state rich but it hasn't seemed to work that way. Until recently the capitol had no dome due to shortage of funds at construction. Now it looks like a "real capitol." More on this in Must
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