Broken Arrow, OK
The Tea Room
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The most famous place on the lake is Dick and Charlie's Tea Room. From back in the 1800's, this is the only establishment left of the original approximately 30 like it on the East side of Lake Caddo that were in a Wet county where the laws were lax and loosely enforced. On the west side where Uncertain is located, the county was dry and no alcohol was allowed to be sold. But on the East side, these structures were built and anything was allowed. The only way to get to these establishments was by boat as they were literally out in the swamp, but on the East side of the county line. They sold liquor, held dances, gambled, and served as brothels, according to the guide. They literally were proud of the fact that they allowed anything to go on. In fact, if you'll notice, there is an old sign posted on the front of a tree that shows what the rules were for this establishment. House Rules 1. There anit none. 2. There never was none. 3. There anit gonna be none. For the Good Times" On the smaller sign below, it says: "Waitress wanted. Good Fishing Boat Needd"
Photo is done in a painterly effect along with a texture overlay from Florabella.
NOTE: WATERMARK WILL NOT APPEAR ON PURCHASED IMAGE
December 8th, 2011
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