Oklahoma pre-research tips

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Re: Oklahoma pre-research tips

#31 Post by supersobes » 03 Oct 2019 01:40

If we ever get wind in-game, a fun challenge in the Midwest would be keeping your truck upright during a strong storm or tornado, especially out on those flat, open prairies.
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Re: Oklahoma pre-research tips

#33 Post by Dulahey » 23 Oct 2019 20:15

Route 66
Route 66 is a big deal in Oklahoma. Everybody knows about it, it is advertised heavily, and there are several historic groups that focus on it.

Unfortunately, it mostly follows right along I-40 in western Oklahoma and I-44 in eastern Oklahoma, so I don’t think it can be an entire route all the way across the state. However, I think a significant portion of it can be done. It passes through a handful of larger cities that I think will be included anyway. Other smaller towns could be put in as scenic cities.

I think the main feature to showcase would be unique art assets along the route. Below are some of the more notorious examples, but there are many more in reality, especially in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Erick
  • West Winds Motel
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Sayre
  • Beckham County Courthouse
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Elk City
  • National Route 66 Museum
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Canute
  • Cotton Boll Motel
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Clinton
  • McLain Rogers Park
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  • Y Service Station and Cafe
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  • Route 66 Museum
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Hydro
  • Provine Service Station
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El Reno
  • Avant’s Cities Service Station
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  • Jackson Conoco Service Station
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  • 38 Span Camelback Bridge
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Oklahoma City Arcadia
  • Pops Restaurant & Gas Station
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  • Round Barn
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Warwick
  • Seaba’s Filling Station
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Chandler
  • Chandler Armory - current home to the Route 66 Interpretive Center.
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Stroud
  • Rock Cafe
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Sapulpa
  • Bridge at Rock Creek
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  • Heart of Route 66 Museum
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Tulsa
  • Meadow Gold Neon Sign
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  • Vickery Phillips 66 Service Station
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  • 11th Street Bridge
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Catoosa
  • The Blue Whale
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Claremore
  • Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park (Northeast of Claremore)
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Chelsea
  • Chelsea Motel
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Afton
  • Afton Station
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Miami




McClellan–Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System
I won’t go into detail on this one. I’ll just post the link to the Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McClellan ... ion_System

I mostly am posting this just as an idea for a different type of delivery. It would be nice to make deliveries to the Port of Catoosa. I believe this is the furthest west you can ship on barges from the Mississippi River. This is something that could be continued in other states further east.

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Re: Oklahoma pre-research tips

#34 Post by Jackalope » 24 Oct 2019 09:16

I don't know if it can be implemented due to it's proximity to Oklahoma City, but the city of Moore would be an excellent addition to any Oklahoma map as it is famous (or infamous) for taking a direct hit from 2 EF5 tornado's, one in 1999, and the other in 2013, the 1999 tornado being the most powerful tornado in recorded history, with wind speeds over 300mph, the Warren Theater in Moore would be a nice landmark if Moore was implemented as it was hit by the 2013 tornado. The town of El Reno, also close to OKC, is famous for nearly getting hit by the widest tornado in history at over 2.5 miles in diameter.
Oklahoma is also known for it's Native American casinos, and having one of the biggest casino industries in the US.

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Re: Oklahoma pre-research tips

#35 Post by Zippy405 » 24 Oct 2019 13:56

As far as weigh scales in flight50's post. Marietta scales are just past mile marker 12 right after going up the hill and the scales are usually closed from 12am to about 5am roughly
El Reno scales are almost ALWAYS closed but they do occasionally open
Braman is typically closed I believe but people are usually there
Tonkawa I don't think I've EVER seen open if it's even still used, think it may have been converted to a parking area
Erick Oklahoma scale is similar on hours as the Marietta scale
The rest I'm not sure on.

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Re: Oklahoma pre-research tips

#36 Post by Zippy405 » 24 Oct 2019 14:23

BK Vissers wrote:
11 Feb 2019 18:48
Oklahoma state police

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e7/07/71 ... 9b854d.jpg
That is old OHP, they don't use that paint scheme anymore nor most of those old Chargers.
Here is current OHP(Oklahoma Highway Patrol) vehicles:
2012 Dodge Charger:
OHP 2.jpg
New Dodge Charger:
New OHP.jpg
OHP Ford Explorer:
OHP Explorer.jpg
OHP Older Chevy Tahoe:
OHP Tahoe old1.jpg
OHP new Chevy Tahoe(side):
OHP Tahoe New.jpg
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Re: Oklahoma pre-research tips

#37 Post by Zippy405 » 24 Oct 2019 14:26

OHP new Chevy Tahoe(back):
New OHP Tahoe.jpg
OHP new Chevy Tahoe white version:
New OHP Tahoe White.jpg
Also here is OKCPD(Oklahoma City Police Department) Ford Explorer:
OKCPD Explorer.jpg
Also some of our emergency vehicles have these lights on the side skirt(pic is Oklahoma County Sherriff Dodge Challenger):
OCS Challenger.jpg

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Re: Oklahoma pre-research tips

#38 Post by Zippy405 » 24 Oct 2019 15:11

Dulahey wrote:
23 Oct 2019 20:15
[*]State Capitol
That is not Route 66 in the pic at the capitol, that is NW 23rd Street. If you follow it east past I35 it turns into US62. US66 is also OK66 in Oklahoma and from Chandler going west it goes through Warwick, Luther, and Arcadia before joining I35, It then follows I35 to I44, then I44 to the Hefner Parkway(OK3) where I44 turns south, US66/OK66 continues west there instead of following I44 and turns into a 6 lane avenue with a grass median also known locally as NW 39th street. NW 39th/US66/OK66 is lined with car dealerships, auto shops, restaurants, and stores, most car dealerships being between Portland Ave and Council Ave. There is an old Route 66 diner there Anns Chicken Fry https://www.google.com/maps/@35.5112063 ... 12!8i6656
Anns-Chicken-Fry-Oklahoma-City-1.jpg
anns-chicken-fry-house-specialist-bethany-warr-acres-oklahoma-ok-historic-cw94p9.jpg
US66 goes through Warr Acres and Bethany there past Southern Nazarene University in downtown Bethany https://www.google.com/maps/@35.5117503 ... 12!8i6656
continues west past Lake Overholser passing the historic US66 bridge which you can no longer drive on. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lake+ ... 97.6632656
then continues west into Yukon, OK then runs along I40 all the way to El Reno, OK
On US 66 between Yukon and El Reno there is a pipe and steel place, the El Reno Stockyards, Haliburton sand plant, and Auto auction house.
West of El Reno there is a big oil refinery https://www.google.com/maps/place/Enlin ... 98.0970901
While mentioning oil, the state capitol has oil wells dotted all over the capital ground
Capitol oil wells.jpg
and Lincoln Blvd which leads to the capitol splits at one https://www.google.com/maps/@35.4846817 ... 384!8i8192
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Re: Oklahoma pre-research tips

#39 Post by Sora » 25 Oct 2019 00:14

Jackalope wrote:
24 Oct 2019 09:16
Oklahoma is also known for it's Native American casinos, and having one of the biggest casino industries in the US.
Speaking of big casinos, I know there's one right after entering the state from northern Texas via I-35.

https://goo.gl/maps/NJgmKPeDKgzytJp16
https://goo.gl/maps/LoWR6aEFiw7cZHoL9

It's an interesting facade, if nothing else.

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Re: Oklahoma pre-research tips

#40 Post by Dulahey » 25 Oct 2019 18:07

Zippy405 wrote:
24 Oct 2019 15:11
That is not Route 66 in the pic at the capitol, that is NW 23rd Street.
You're talking about the current highway designation. Nobody really cares about that. The interest is in the more original path that did follow 23rd street.
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