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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Visit Pawnee, OK

Pawnee Oklahoma

Why do you need to visit Pawnee? What the heck is Pawnee? Well, the answer to both of those questions is, I eat massive amounts of spaghetti. Pawnee is named after the Pawnee Indians. They were known to be bloodthirsty mad men. And the town reflects this history. It's a tiny place with a little over 2,000 inhabitants. Largely Indian population of course.






This past Monday, my wife and I and one of our friends decided to travel down to Pawnee, my wife's old stomping grounds. We left for there at about ten at night. It was starting to cloud up overhead, and the moon was full and gorgeous! It really was a perfect night. Our first stop was my wife's old home, which her mom still owns, that is currently vacant. We dropped off our supplies, guzzled some Amps and hit the town. Our first stop was the lake.


Pawnee Lake


We went to the lake and the wind was so strong. There was clearly a storm coming our way. It was seriously such crazy strong wind, we wondered how bad the storm was going to be. The wind was howling so loudly in the trees nearby. So spooky, and awesome! After we toured the lake and the bath house, we headed to the cemetery.


Cemetery


We stopped by the cemetery, and walked through to see what was sparkling back at us as we parked. It was shining bright at us, but it turned out to be a stupid shiny piece of paper. There was a weird glowing cross gravestone though. That was super creepy. But after the cemetery we parked the car and walked the town.


Downtown


We walked all up and down downtown. One of the biggest deals, aside from Indian stuff, in Pawnee is Dick Tracy. Yes, Dick Tracy. Every store sells Dick Tracy stuff, or has a Chester Gould mention, he created Dick Tracy. Chester Gould was from Pawnee, and Dick Tracy is Pawnee's claim to fame.


The Orphanage





The Orphanage is the creepiest place of all. The video is a walk through I did of the building. The door was literally wide open, totally inviting me inside. My wife was too scared to go inside so she stayed outside in the car. The story behind the orphanage is a weird one. The caretaker of the orphanage that had recently taken over, was not a people person. She certainly wasn't a "children" person. She thought the orphans were deplorable. So one night, as the kids were being particularly noisy, the caretaker locked them all in the upstairs for the night. Well, unfortunately, a fire broke out and the little girls couldn't escape because of the door being locked. All twenty of them burned to death. I don't think the holes in the floor in the video are from the fire, but, that place sure is in disrepair.


Those are just a handful of the millions of reasons you should visit Pawnee, OK. But if you don't live anywhere close, don't waste your vacation.

21 comments:

Dan said...

Next time im in OK, thats where Im going!

Erroneous Maximus said...

Yep just the pictures freaked me out, so I'm sure the actual place would be a trip

LoneIslander said...

Looks creepy T_T.

Willow said...

Those images make the place look creepy. I love em.

richie said...

thanks, still not my holiday destination #1 though...

miecak said...

I don't think I could scroll any faster past that gif.

Fuuuuuuuu said...

that would be a cool place to visit

Hiphop Rising said...

what does this have to do with spaghetti ?!?

Cliff Miller said...

LoL, thanx for theese informations.
I like that place.

honkhonkpt said...

Looks cool. I'd go if I lived closer :/

amidoinitrite? said...

that looks like a quiet town

joanna.elherro said...

mmm.. spaghetti

Swift Love said...

seems like a quiet place

MacPCharmony said...

I would want to visit there

-Mike said...

great write up, that cemetary looks way creepy. will definitely hit this place up on my way to georgia

ModerneFusion said...

Seems like a nice place to visit. Looks a bit scary though. Small towns always freak me out, it just never feels lively enough. Your talk about spaghetti's getting me all hungry lol.

Anyway, very cool blog, come check out my blog when you have a chance :)

Ben Dover said...

It looks like a sweet town but the orphanage story is creepy

Come At Me Bro said...

I should try google maps!

Swift Love said...

that's interesting!

MacPCharmony said...

that's a humble town

Ningen said...

seems to be a nice place, good athmosphere^__^

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