The Saturday after Thanksgiving I took brother Bob from Tennessee and my son Logan to Woolaroc about an hour north of Tulsa. Woolaroc is a combined wildlife preserve and art museum that used to be the retreat of Frank Philips, the founder of Phillips Petroleum. It is fabulous and is literally out in the middle of nowhere but worth it to get there. Check on the link above and it will tell you all about how to get there, hours, and everything else you need to know.
A bison chilling out on a warm November afternoon
On our drive in a bunch of bison were leaving. I don’t know if they knew something we didn’t.
The museum was all decked out for Christmas. That is Frank Phillips’ statue next to the tree. I told Logan to go see if any of those wrapped packages had my name on it, but he doesn’t listen to me any more. I don’t blame him.
Lots of great art in the museum. “The Trail of Tears” by Robert Lindneaux is one of my favorites depicting? the forced removal of Native Americans from the southeast USA to Indian Territory in what is now Oklahoma. ?
In addition to art there is some historical memorabilia of Phillips Petroleum and the energy industry in general.?
And then we wandered over to the barn to look at the critters there. My favorite was this shy miniature horse.?
And then over to the Lodge where Frank entertained his cronies. Lots of stories about high stakes poker with oil leases and even companies won and lost during the course of an evening.
On the way out of town I got a shot of Bob in front of this 66 sign. Bob turned 66 the day before.
By the way, the building behind the sign is the Price Tower, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is the only high rise designed by Wright, that actually got built. Read more about it here.
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