An Awesome porcelain sign located in Guthrie, Oklahoma, reflects a simpler time when the pace of life was not as hurried and spastic as it is today.
This is why I love old signs.
They are a reflection of a calmer, gentler moment in time.
photo: Oklahoma Blogger
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In the early 1870s, when Louis Navarre came to the area on a hunting expedition, he found the river full of fish, the grass belly-deep on the horses, and the countryside full of deer, wild turkey, and wild hogs. Said his grandson, Robert J. Navarre, Jr., “I’m sure they thought they had found the most wonderful place in the world.” Louis definitely saw something of value, for he later returned to the area and, in 1889, established a residence. It is on a portion of Louis Navarre’s property, which he later sold to Frank Harrah, that the initial townsite of Harrah was platted.