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Old Buick Eight - Red Oaks II - Carthage, Missouri, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member veritas vita
N 37° 12.769 W 094° 16.608
15S E 386710 N 4119244
Quick Description: The Transplanted Town of Red Oaks II is the home of Lowell Davies, he loves talking to his visitors from all over the World, and showing them his many & varied sculptures, including the fountain, where he was kind enough to pose for a photo.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 3/10/2015 1:25:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMNG4Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
Red Oak's II - A relocated Town with original vintage 1920's buildings, created by artist Lowell Davis over the last decade. A must visit, whimsical Route 66 roadside attraction.

Take a stroll through the past in the number One ranked tourist attraction in Carthage. Red Oaks II is a unique, quirky & whimsical, village with many sculptures & odd ball attractions, amongst real working vintage buildings, including the Oldest Phillips Gas Station along Route 66. If you want Photos of Vintage American, this place is a photographers dream.

From the Roadside America Web site:
"Lowell Davis has moved an entire pioneer Missouri town from its original site, 25 miles away, and reassembled it as Red Oak II. Heralded by roadside Burma Shave-style signs, the buildings there have been preserved as a credible replica of a crossroads town, circa 1929, and include an antique Phillips 66 gas station, a general store, a blacksmith's shop, a feed store, a town hall, a one-room school house, an old country church, and a cemetery.
The town also includes a streetcar diner, Belle Starr's home, and the oldest surviving Standard Oil gas station from Route 66." Text Source: (visit link)

From the Legends of America Web Site:
"A couple of miles northeast of Carthage, Missouri and just off Route 66 is Red Oak II – a ghost town, but not really. But, it has authentic old buildings, and an old cemetery, and it looks like a ghost town. Well, it is and it isn’t.

Red Oak II was actually the brainchild of artist Lowell Davis who grew up in the "real” Red Oak, Missouri, about 18 miles northwest of the "new” Red Oak II. The original Red Oak, like many other rural agricultural towns across the country, started to fade sometime after World War II, when people began to move to the cities in earnest.

After Davis had left the area for a number of years, he returned in the 1970’s to find his home town had become a ghost town." Text Source: (visit link)

Address of Icon:
County Rd 130, Carthage, Missouri, USA.

Web Link: (visit link)
Car make/model: Buick Eight

Viewing time: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Interaction with car: yes

Admission price: free

Is the car an original?: yes

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