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The new pre-school photog gig has me hither and yon sometimes. This week I strayed from the usual OKC jobs and photographed at schools farther away. One of the places of interest was El Reno, Oklahoma, USA.
I know what you're thinking. Smalltown Okie-homa. What is there to offer?
But if you'll read with me what our friend Wik I. Pedia has to say about the sprawling metropolis, I think you might change your tune.
Just some highlights:
-El Reno is a historic community with many historic buildings, and is the county seat of Canadian County, and the only city in Oklahoma to have an old fashioned streetcar trolley in operation in the downtown area.
-El Reno is also home to a Federal Prison.
-El Reno is a Main Street community. The Oklahoma Main Street Program is a downtown revitalization program and the El Reno Program won the Great American Main Street Award in 2006.
(some climate tid bits)
-On April 24, 2006, a rare anti-cyclonic tornado which made national news hit El Reno's municipal airport, causing damage to the hangars and small airplanes.
-Overnight on August 19, 2007, Tropical Storm Erin dumped over 10 inches (250 mm) of rain on El Reno and the surrounding area. This caused extensive flooding.
and the clincher...
-The town is noted for its annual Fried Onion Burger Day Festival, which is always the 1st Saturday in May. Burger Day is where you can witness the cooking of the world’s largest fried onion hamburger , weighing over 850 pounds. In 2008, El Reno will celebrate the 20th Annual Fried Onion Burger Day.
So. Just a momento from my week. Anybody up for a fieldtrip in May? Fried red meat and onions sounds pretty boss.
And stay tuned for the next few weeks, featuring:
Durant, Bartlesville, Lawton and Blackwell.
Oh, the places we go.