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TRACING ROUTE 66: Buck Atom's

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Have you seen Route 66’s gigantic new mascot?

Have you seen Route 66’s gigantic new mascot?

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.

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Traveling Oklahoma's Route 66

Traveling Oklahoma's Route 66

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

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Buck Atom: Space Cowboy Muffler Man

Buck Atom: Space Cowboy Muffler Man

"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

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Gallery: 21-foot space cowboy Buck Atom sculpture installed on Route 66

Gallery: 21-foot space cowboy Buck Atom sculpture installed on Route 66

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

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