Apache, Oklahoma

March 5, 2017 at 10:03 am (Oklahoma, Photography)

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

There’s a little town in Southwest Oklahoma not too far from where I live, and it’s impressive for two things. One is the number of murals painted everywhere on the town’s main street.

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

They paint a picture of the area’s past as well as its present.

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

The other claim to fame is the Rattlesnake Festival it holds every year.

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Evidently some of the snake-handling events are held here.

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

The upcoming festival will feature guided snake hunts and sale of rattlesnake meat, prepared in the butcher shop. Eew. Here’s another view of such festivals, one which I am inclined to agree with.

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

But back to the murals…

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

One mural I didn’t get was on the post office wall. The light was terrible, and I meant to return some day.

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

There is some other neat architecture here, too.

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

I love the character of rural ruins and old painted walls.

Apache, Oklahoma murals

Apache, Oklahoma murals

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2 Comments

  1. Patti said,

    Cindy I went to google earth for street view and I could find some of these murals. What took you to this town? Did you know about the murals! Now I want to visit the town too

    • Cindy McIntyre said,

      Patti, I drove through Apache on a 4-day road trip in September, and wanted to return to photograph the murals. I happen to love wall murals! And its not too far from where I live.

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