|Coming into Erick, Oklahoma|
|Roger Miller Memorial Highway|
The 100th Meridian is close to Erick. Except for Erick being the location of the 100th Meridian Museum, that fact doesn't mean anything today, but it certainly did in the 1800's. Back then, the 100th Meridian was designated as where the American desert started and banks would not lend money for farms beyond this line because you can't farm in a desert!
Erick used to be one of the most notorious speed traps in America. Officer Elmer had a very fast, black V-8 Ford that enabled him to catch most anybody he wanted to catch. Bob Hope drove through Erick just a couple of miles per hour over the speed limit one time and he was busted by Officer Elmer. During his next national TV show, Mr. Hope said the only way he would go through Erick again would be on a donkey. Eventually, the tourist business dropped off so drastically that the town's business owners rose up in protest, threatened to close their stores and leave town. The town council soon put an end to the traffic ticket terror by Officer Elmer. To this day however, stories continue to be heard about an old black Ford mysteriously appearing in the rear-view mirrors of those who speed through Erick in the dark of night.
|Downtown Erick on a busy weekday afternoon|
|Mural in downtown Erick|
|Entrance to the Sandhills Curio Shop|
|Harley &Annabelle Russell - owners of the |
Sandhills Curio Shop
|The Mediocre Music Makers in action!|
|The totality of the "stuff" within the |
Sandhills Curio Shop is truly astounding!
|Harley & Annabelle with Lil Dude, our traveling |
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