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Folk Art found at Totem Pole Park on Route 66

Folk Art Toem Pole Park on Route 66

A spectacular example of folk art can be found just a short distance off Route 66 near Foyil, Oklahoma at Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park. The focal point of the park is a 90 foot concrete totem pole with detailed carvings. This totem pole along with other smaller statues were made by Ed Galloway from 1937 to 1948 during his retirement years. Along with the totem poles in the park is an eleven sided building called the Fiddle House that serves as a gift shop. The folk art statutes of Galloway are on the National Register of Historic Places and is a part of the National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program.

The park is open seven days a week dawn to dusk. Admission to the park is free, donations are accepted. To make arrangements for the gift shop to be open call (918) 283-8035. The park is located near Foyil, Oklahoma, 3.5 miles east of Route 66 on Highway 28A.

Click here to visit Grand Central USA’s web site to view their  Quirky and Route 66 suggested itineraries which have the Totem Pole Park included.

Turtle base of totem pole

Eleven sided house at totem pole park

carvings on fiddle houes at totem pole park

Totem Pole Park on Route 66