Saturday, May 21, 2011


Friday, May 20 – We headed back to Cadillac Ranch this morning to write our names on the graffiti painted cars. We made a quick stop here the first day we arrived just for Marsha to get a picture to put on the top of the blog


Cadillac Ranch was invented and built by a group of art-hippies imported from San Francisco. They called themselves The Ant Farm, and their silent partner was Amarillo billionaire Stanley Marsh 3. He wanted a piece of public art that would baffle the locals, and the hippies came up with a tribute to the evolution of the Cadillac tail fin. Ten Caddies were driven into one of Stanley Marsh 3's fields, then half-buried, nose-down, in the dirt (supposedly at the same angle as the Great Pyramid of Giza).

This guy is trying to be an art-hippie. 


Finished product.


We found this art on one of the cars. Our friends Sandie and Jim Dixon must have been here.


Later we took a ride to the Historical Home section of Amarillo on Polk Street. Many of these homes have been historically restored and bare the historical seal.

This area is only two blocks long on Polk Street, between 15th and 17th. The houses were developed between 1905 and 1915 and are considered the finest stretch of historic residential neighborhood in Amarillo.

Lee Bivins House, 1905.

Herrington-Crudington, 1910.

Shuford-Killough-House, 1913.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see ya'll back real soon. Have a great day!