Talk:Wagon Wheel, Oxnard, California
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This is a historic overview of a landmark building and area in Oxnard. There have been many articles written about the wagon Wheel in various media since 1949, and it continues to be of interest to not only Oxnard locals, but also people driving by on the 101 freeway, and those interested in mid-century and ranch-style architecture. The players in the story are dead and the businesses closed so it is not a commercial page but rather a page of regional information and a link to the architecture of the 1940s and 1950s. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Schafphoto (talk • contribs)
It seems rather an attempt to stir up publicity for a new economic venture.DUBJAY04 09:06, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
On the contrary,this is an attempt to remedy the lack of information on the web about this cultural landmark that is worth preserving. Obviously there is no live webpage for a closed restaurant and motel, and that was not the way the Wagon Wheel was known to advertise. Their style was neon on the side of the road, a little more retro. The new developer wants to demolish the buildings, but the Oxnard cultural heritage board is considering landmark designation. Many people in the region have strong feelings and memories of the site and they will no doubt begin to add those to the article. In addition to locals, everyone who has driven the 101 in the last 50 years has seen the wagon Wheel. There are not many structures of this kind left.
This may become an article about a demolished landmark and piece of our lost American roadside tradition and history, but it may also be a stepping off point to other sites, links, and images, that could save the Wagon Wheel and preserve it's history for generations to come. I must admit I'm new to this but I have just finished reading a lot of articles on microfiche and this is a start at getting that info out into a searchable arena.
I added a little "generic" information to the opening statement to make it more "Wikified". Most articles on wikipedia begin with very basic information (ie: location, generic description, etc) before going into more specific information. This article is loaded with information, and I will spend some time organizing that information to flow like a good wikipedia article if that is ok. Of course, any changes I make can be reverted, I wont be offended. (: Dcmcgov 09:03, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
It seems this area is now a bit of a ghost town ("Silent Wheel" anyone?). The bowling alley is still operated, but even aside from the motel, there's a lot of empty space in the area. Especially so in the nearly vacant shopping complex near by. They even went so far as to rename the 101 "Wagon Wheel Rd" exit to "Ventura Blvd" (at least when going South; I don't know about North). I've been wondering what is going to happen with this place, especially with all the new growth that is happening right on the other side of the freeway.--Kaleb.G (talk) 23:51, 4 December 2008 (UTC)