Monthly Archives: July 2016

Glass House Turnpike Restaurant, Oklahoma

This image shows the unique over-the-road restaurant known as the Glass House Restaurant from its walls made predominantly of glass to allow diners to look out over the turnpike.

Published by James Tetirick, 619 W. 33rd K.C., Mo.

The description states:

Famous over the road Glass House Restaurant on the Will Rogers Turnpike at Vinita, Oklahoma.

–This building is located at the Vinita service plaza, and still houses a restaurant, though it is a McDonalds franchise. The Conoco station is still operated, but now by Phillips 66.

This image likely dates from the 1950s, just after the building was opened in 1957.

Turner Falls, Oklahoma

This image shows the cascade known as Turner Falls in south-central Oklahoma.

Bob Taylor Photography, Cordell, Oklahoma

The description states:


A clear mountain stream tumbling down sheer rock cliff forms a miniature Niagara in southern Oklahoma.

–This is considered to be the tallest waterfall in Oklahoma, at 77 feet. It is located in Turner Falls Park, part of the Arbuckle Mountains.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.

Arbuckle Mountain Cross Section Sign, Oklahoma

This image is a sign showing the geologic formation in cross section, to allow visitors to better understand the reason for the unusual rock formations they see along Highway 77 in Oklahoma.

Photo by K. N. Howell

The description states:

Geological sign on summit of Arbuckle Mountains on U.S. 77.

–The mountains are situated in south-central Oklahoma. Because the formation sits atop an aquifer, and drains readily into it through the tilted limestone strata, it is home to over 1000┬ácaves and springs.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.