Monday, July 25, 2011

Tucker Tower at Lake Murray

Tucker Tower

Published by Mid-Continent News Co.

Postcard Caption:
This State Park comprises 20,000 acres of a region known as Ardmore Basin. The lake has a shore line of one hundred miles. It is a favorite haunt for fishermen, canoers, campers, and hikers. The State of Oklahoma and the Federal Government cooperated to build one of the finest playgrounds in the Southwest.
My family spent a lot of time at Lake Murray during my childhood years, although I could only find one photograph with Tucker Tower, and it is just happenstance that a part of the tower appears in the background. I remember once that we took the houseboat right up to the dock at Tucker Tower. We went from the dock to rock stairs... but nothing else comes to mind.

According to MuseumUSA, Tucker Tower, built by the WPA during the Great Depression, was originally the summer retreat of Oklahoma Governor Murray. Now, it is a nature center.

Lizzie - Tucker's Tower

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