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Stroud, Oklahoma: Metal Locomotive, Cactus, Cow (Gone)

Built of metal in the 1970s by the late Paul Hicks. They had vanished by 2020.

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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Metal Locomotive, Cactus, Cow

Looked multiple times; it appears this attraction is gone.

[Ron Renken, 10/20/2022]

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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