Price Tower…

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If you wanted to study a skyscraper designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this is where you would have to come. Finished in 1956, this is the only one he designed that was actually built. It was constructed in Bartlesville, Oklahoma as the world headquarters of the H.C. Price Co., an oil industry construction firm. Wright’s extensive use of copper gives the tree inspired building a lovely green patina. The tower now houses a museum on the lower floors and a boutique hotel and restaurant on the upper floors.

Timepiece…

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Old barn with new siding…

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Crumble…

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I don’t think any patches are going to save this wall.

Native Red Sandstone…

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This old sandstone building, now a church, was probably a rural country school many years ago. I really like this as a building material.

 

Sag…

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Most photographers can’t resist an old doorway.

Pretty Park…

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This very attractive park is located near downtown Tulsa. I’d like to get back there to shoot it at night or evening. This photo has a bit of HDR effect applied to give it more dynamic range.

 

Stuff of legends…

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The Perkins building in Coffeyville, KS, dating to 1871, is most famous for the events that took place on October 5, 1892. On that day the members of the notorious Dalton gang decided to try to outdo the Jesse James gang by staging a broad daylight robbery of two banks simultaneously. The Condon bank was in this building and the First National was next door. Since they were known in town, the Daltons wore fake beards. Unfortunately for them, they were still recognized and some of the citizens and lawmen were arming themselves while the robbery was in progress. The resulting prolonged gun battle left four gang members dead as well as several townspeople shot. You can read their story here and even see a photo of the bodies. Several movies have been made about the Daltons.

Dappled Bison…

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Tulsa has it’s sponsored penguins on many street corners which benefit the city zoo. Bartlesville started this campaign of buffaloes which you see in several parts of the city. This one is for the Kiddie Amusement Park. The park has been in operation for 70 years and is still growing.

Cold Case…

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Oklahoma’s most famous unsolved murder case took place in 1970 in the sprawling house on this 40,000 acre ranch. E.C. Mullendore III, heir apparent of this huge estate, was found severely beaten and shot through the head in the early hours of the morning. The only other person known to be in the house, ranch hand Damon “Chub” Anderson, was a popular suspect in the case but was never charged. Mullendore was deeply in debt and the fact that he had a $15 million ¬†insurance policy just made the case more intriguing. With Anderson’s death in 2011, it’s not likely that a resolution to this killing will ever be found. Here’s an interesting article on the case from last year: Scaring Up Old Ghosts.

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