Off the Beaten Path – Sedan, Oklahoma

I was traveling back roads in Oklahoma on my way home from an assignment in Altus when I ran across an old rock gasoline station that caught my eye. The architecture of this building is similar to structures in Medicine Park, using the rounded stone and concrete mortar. I stopped to photograph this abandoned building and noticed the pipes leading to now empty gasoline storage tanks. A small water cistern sits nearby – for drinking or just water for the automobiles?

Across the street is a sign for the Hancock Ranch, listed as one of the Oklahoma Centennial farms. I drove down the road to the south and did not notice anything unusual. Across the street is a modern metal building for the “Sedan Volunteer Fire Department”.

If you are in southwestern Oklahoma and like to explore, follow these GPS coordinates to see an unusual Oklahoma location.

I was in my truck on the way back from Altus and stopped to take a picture with my large format 4x5 view camera.

I was in my truck on the way back from Altus and stopped to take a picture with my large format 4×5 view camera.

The Sedan Volunteer Fire Station is across the street from the rock gas station.

The Sedan Volunteer Fire Station is across the street from the rock gas station.

The Hancock Ranch is located near Sedan.

The Hancock Ranch is located near Sedan.

About James Pratt

I am an Oklahoma based writer, photographer, videographer and adventurer. I love telling stories about people. A motorcycle is my preferred means of travel, and I have over 5,000 hours piloting small airplanes.

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