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McLain Rogers Park

10th St. at Opal Ave., Clinton, OK

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The neon lit art deco entry arch at the McLain Park in Clinton, OK is a work of art in itself. The park was built as a WPA project beginning in 1934 and features a 400 seat amphitheater, tennis courts a ball field and a mini-golf course and a swimming pool. The park is right on the 10th Street alignment of Route 66 at the intersection with the Opal Ave. alignment.

x McLain Park includes this wonderful amphitheater built as part of the WPA construction project.

x The amphitheater seats about 400 people. It is located on the south side of the park along Jaycee Lane a short distance west of 19th St..

x Seating for the amphitheater is on these stone benches arching around the front of the band shell.

x One of the light fixtures on the posts. At one time there apparently was one of these of all four sides of each pillar. The park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

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NOTE: Not the wordiest postcard around! And that's on the front of the card, there's no descriptive text on the back of the card.

Photo(s): 2013 - 2015



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