Stroud, Oklahoma: Metal Locomotive, Cactus, Cow

Built of metal in the 1970s by the late Paul Hicks, sculptures now being overtaken by shrubs and trees.
Address:
OK-66, Stroud, OK
Directions:
Two miles east of Stroud, on the north side of Route 66, opposite a horse feed lot on the south side. Private property; visible from the abandoned roadway of old Route 66, which parallels the current road.
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Scrap metal locomotive.

Metal Locomotive, Cactus, Cow

Tucked away in undergrowth on the side of old Route 66 in Stroud is a collection of curious metalwork. There are a couple of skeletal cows, a cactus, and a child-sized train called the Lincoln County Express. It was the work of Paul Hicks, a pipeline welder who started creating this collection in the 1970s. Since his death in 2001 it has fallen into disrepair, but his family has plans to refurbish the train.

[Blue Miller, 10/05/2018]

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