On Saturday night, about 40 former baton twirlers with the University of Kentucky reunited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the college’s Sweetheart Majorettes. They reunited during a halftime performance to promote the dying art of baton twirling. The Lexington Herald covered the event. Here is an excerpt: In their heyday in the late 1960s, […]
The turret (round tower) on this Victorian mansion is beautiful! The whole house is beautiful. In the 1970s, it was rescued from demolition, and moved to the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. In 2008, Harris Moving Company moved it to their property in Nicoma Park. They had plans to remodel it and live in it, but the […]
The National Library of Israel has published 200 historical maps of Jerusalem on the Internet. They are high resolution and free to use. The maps were donated by Eran Laor a philosopher, poet and Jewish Agency official during the Mandate era.
Contractors renovating Emerson High School in Oklahoma City, made an awesome discovery this week. Behind existing chalkboards they discovered vintage slate chalkboard lessons, drawings, instructions and a prayer from 1917. The prayer reads: “I give my head and my heart and my life to my God and One nation indivisible with justice for all.” Maybe if we still had prayer […]
The fate of the Carlyle Motel sign on Route 66 in Oklahoma City is worse than I thought. Click here for my original post on the subject. Both sides of the sign (referred to in the promotion as east and west) are being sold off as puzzle pieces. Most of the pieces have already been […]
Future generations will not be able to enjoy Oklahoma City’s world famous Carlyle Motel sign on Route 66. It is gone. The owners sold it back in January and replaced it with this ugly backlit piece of junk. I noticed it today driving home from the kids’ soccer game on the west side of Oklahoma […]
Yesterday, I finally made it back up to State Highway 77, just north of Guthrie and south of Mulhall to see the glass insulators on the Lawrie Stretch. This is an area known as the Lawrie Stretch, which crosses the Cimarron River. Assuming I don’t buy a gypsy wagon or travel the world in a […]