Blue Whale of Catoosa celebrates 50th birthday

CATOOSA, Okla. —

It was a big day for one Oklahoma’s most well known and loved Route 66 icons.

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Fifty years ago, a man named Hugh Davis built the Blue Whale of Catoosa as an anniversary present for his beloved wife Zelta.

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Rick Hammer

Rick Hammer

Rick Hammer was born in Joplin, Missouri along Route 66, schooled in Saint Paul, Minnesota at Macalester College. Writing has driven him to 16 countries.