“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
Eufaula, Oklahoma Post Office – 8″ x 10″ Ink Drawing
It’s amazing how much I learn about these buildings when I draw
them. For instance, there are entrances to the basement of this
building from both sides. I didn’t paint the various signs on the
building, but I just looked one of them up and it’s a fallout shelter sign.
I need to add that one. That’s pretty cool. I need to get a closer
look at that sign to be sure. I love the history these buildings
have. When I looked up McIntosh County History, I found that Eufaula
has had a post office since 1874, but I doubt this is the original.
It’s a little too modern.
In 1876, The Indian Journal newspaper was founded and it’s the oldest surviving newspaper in the state of Oklahoma. Interesting stuff.
The ancient Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu is believed to have lived in
the 4th century B.C. Little is known about him, but it is likely that he
wrote the Tao te Ching, the foundation of Taoist philosophy, and
engaged Confucius in debate, honing both men’s belief systems. His name
means either “old master” or the “old child,” and one legend says he was
born with white hair after spending 80 years in his mother’s womb.