Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Woodward OK - 1981

I lived in Woodward, Oklahoma in 1957. Great town, even greater people. These photos were taken in 1981 downtown.

The movie theater where I saw my first ever motion picture. Gunfight at the OK Corral. 10 cent Saturday Matinee in 1957.

JC Penneys and the Rexall Drug Store where I actually drank sarsaparilla, kind of like root beer but not as good. Never could developed a taste for it.

The Bank of Woodward where I kept all my money. 80 cents in the Christmas club in 1957. Talking bucks, Baby!!!

6 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

WOW! Thanks for the snap shots of where you grew up, the town looks marvelous! I spent a few years in McAllen, TX and it has a very similar old "Main Street". Neat movie theater (nice '78 Toronado out front too!) is the theater still there?

Major Pepperidge said...

Reminds me of Austin, Minnesota, where my dad grew up (and where my grandparents for their whole lives). In fact, I love driving through the midwest because there are lots of small towns with main streets that still look like they are only one step removed from the 1930's.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Tim: The theater is still there, infact the downtown area is going through a revival. Good to hear. Cool Mustang too! in the bank picture.

Major: A lot of people go on vacation to Europe and other places, but I am with you. I would rather drive this country the rest of my life and see as much as I can. There are so many great places to visit.

walterworld said...

What a great tour of your old stomping grounds. Glad to hear that many of the old buildings still stand...

Is the Penney's building still accessible? And Rexall Drug? Do any trapping of that old soda fountain remain?

Take care!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I live here in Woodward now and it's cool to see what it looked like over 20 years ago! all the buildings are still here, the old theater is where plays are held and Penney's is now Sharpe's. I love downtown main street I think it's where most of Woodward's history remains.

Don Rhudy said...

Woodward is still a terrific town. I was born there and lived there from 1938 to 1944, then 1945 to 1956 and still visit there. The picture of that bank was the location of the old Baker Hotel, where I worked as a Bellboy. Woodward people are pure genuine Americans and don't put up with the Marxist nonsense that is destroying America.