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Stop 27: Granite

Directions: From I-40, exit Highway 6 in Elk City to Granite.

From Altus, go north on Highway 6 and US 283.

The town of Granite sits at the base of a large rock quarry. Beautiful scenery and brilliant summer colors make this small town picturesque in the extreme. A granite viaduct runs the length of the town, and a large granite prison, built in 1917, sits just outside town. As you tour the town, note the granite wall along the edge of the ball field, the granite school buildings, and the sturdy downtown buildings made of stone. This is an excellent place for photography most of the year due to the granite hues of pink and red draped against the clear blue Western Oklahoma skies.

The Willis granite works produces exceptional stone monuments. A large tribute to Will Rogers is one of the many stone markers found in the town.

Keep an eye out for common town denizens such as cardinals, mockingbirds, jays, and Mississippi Kites from spring through fall.

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