With his piercing blue eyes and rugged good looks, the 21-foot-tall space cowboy outside Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios, 1347 E. 11th St., can’t be missed. The namesake’s arrival this spring was a dream come true for store owner Mary Beth Babcock, who first envisioned him while at Dwelling Spaces, the popular downtown boutique she operated from 2006-2016. Read the full article here.
Route 66, the mother road, is a big part of Oklahoma. The stretch of road that crosses through the heart of Oklahoma, attracts tourists from all over the world, and that's exactly what state leaders, who are focused on tourism, want. It was last year in Oklahoma City, when folks hit the motherlode on the mother road, original Route 66 bricks exposed by road construction. Read the full article here
"It's like taking the past and future and mashing it together," said Mary Beth Babcock of her new Muffler Man, Buck Atom. Unveiled on May 11, 2019, before a crowd of several hundred people including the mayor of Tulsa and Oklahoma's lieutenant governor, Buck is retro in his Muffler Man style, but trailblazing in his gestation and official blessing. Read full article here
Buck Atom was constructed by Mark Cline of Enchanted Castle Studios, with the rocket ship in his hand designed and built by Tulsa artist Chris Wollard. He now stands at Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios, 1347 E. 11th St. View the gallery here
Tulsa will soon have a new roadside attraction on Route 66. Buck Atom is a 21-foot space cowboy fiberglass statue that will arrive in Tulsa Thursday and be greeted with a launch party Saturday, May 11. Buck is the brainchild of Tulsan Mary Beth Babcock, owner of Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66. Babcock said she first was inspired to create a landmark attraction after visiting Pop's Soda Ranch on Route 66 near Oklahoma City. Read the rest here.