Monday, May 17, 2010
ROCK CAFE, OLD RT.66, STROUD, OKLAHOMA
This is the No. 146 painting in my 365/2010 series.
Title: "ROCK CAFE, OLD RT. 66, STROUD, OKLAHOMA"
Size: 22X30 inches
Medium: Watercolor on 149lb. DeArches 100% Rag, cold press paper.
The Rock Cafe is located about 50 miles Northeast of Oklahoma City about haft way between Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The cafe opened in 1939 and was built with rocks unearthed when road crews building Route 66 decided to save some of the rocks. These rocks were taken from the earth near Kerrville just a little north of Stroud. The restaurant was opened for 44 years, till 1983, when the first owner at the age of 70, closed the doors because of health and poor business. When the Turner Turnpike came near by in the 70's business diminished.
It reopened again in the early 90's and then was destroyed by fire in 2008. The restaurant has recently reopened. Interest in the old RT. 66 brings a steady stream of customers and local bossiness revivals manage to sustain operations.
If you're ever near the area it is a very nice, little, place to experience. Specialities on the menu include Bison/Buffalo burgers and Alligator.
I do hope you like what I do.
Comments and/or remarks are appreciated.