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The Blue Whale: An Oklahoma Icon


If you’re from Catoosa or surrounding areas, you know “Blue” as the friendly cement whale with a toothy grin wading in an offset pond. The waterfront structure has become one of the most recognizable attractions on Route 66.

Hugh Davis built the Blue in the early 1970s as a surprise 34th-anniversary wedding gift for his wife Zelta, who collected whale figurines. Davis unveiled the 80-foot-long whale that he constructed out of pipe and concrete originally for his kids, but by the mid-1970s, Blue had quickly evolved into a local summer hot spot and family travel destination.

Jake Pasdach, Jones PR

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