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Red Oak II

Carthage, Missouri (vicinity)

Scene from Red Oak II
Diner car in Red Oak II

Red Oak II, a faithful reproduction of a small Missouri town, is the labor of love of one Lowell Davis. In the late 1980s, he began creating Red Oak II in an empty field not far from Carthage.

Davis grew up in the nearby town of Red Oak, and like many of us, witnessed and lamented some of the changes taking place in countless small communities in the boom years following the end of World War II.

So, he turned his artistic talents to the issue. Davis began procuring castoff buildings, moving them here, and sprucing them up. What you'll see is nearly a complete town, minus the people and traffic you'd see if all of the buildings were inhabited and in use.

You'll find a general store, blacksmith shop, service station, church, residences (some of which are now occupied), and much more. There's even a cemetery to complete the picture.

Stop by and explore! Meanwhile, take a look at our small Red Oak II online photo album.


About Red Oak II
Business Type: Museum/Preservation
Owner(s): artist Lowell Davis
Address: County Loop 122, Carthage, MO
Telephone: n/a
Web site:
Directions: Take MO-96 east from Carthage about one mile. Turn north on Road 130 for about two miles to Kafir Road, then turn right (west). Red Oak II is about 3/4 mile down the road on the south side. See also our GPS-based Clickable G-Maps.


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