Oklahoma Landscape Photography
by: Darwin A. Mulligan
If you are travelling through Oklahoma, you must stop at POPS – located on Route 66 in Arcadia – just northeast of Oklahoma City. They have a selection of over 700 varieties of ice cold bottles of soda (pop in Canada). POPS offers futuristic architecture, a 66 foot tall LED pop bottle complete with straw, a 50’s style diner, gas station, and of course – lots of POP !
Whether motorists called Route 66 the Ozark Trail, The Will Rogers Highway, Main Street America, or The Mother Road, Arcadia’s Round Barn is well remembered. The well known landmark was built in 1898 by W.H.Odor. After the Route was designated a National Highway in 1926, improvements were made to the 1917 roadbed. The original road between Edmond and Arcadia (Oklahoma) was constructed by convict labor. The highway through Arcadia was originally paved in 1929. Many Arcadia businesses catered to traveler’s needs with gasoline stations, cafes, lodging, and a grocery/general store.