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The story of Cadillac Ranch

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Created from photos taken from public domain. Music is "Lonely Road", by Everlast.

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    In 1974, 3 artists were in Potter County, Texas, burying ten Cadillacs, nose first, into a Texas wheat field alongside Interstate 40
    In 1974, 3 artists were in Potter County, Texas, burying ten Cadillacs, nose first, into a Texas wheat field alongside Interstate 40
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    It was an art installation that would come to be known as Cadillac Ranch.
    It was an art installation that would come to be known as Cadillac Ranch.
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    They were buried in sequence from the oldest, '49, to the newest, '64. There are 10, each representing their famous Cadillac tail fin.
    They were buried in sequence from the oldest, '49, to the newest, '64. There are 10,  each representing their famous Cadillac tail fin.
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    Cadillac Ranch in its original condition, taken in 1976. Once the graffiti mobs got started there was no stopping them.
    Cadillac Ranch in its original condition, taken in 1976. Once the graffiti mobs got started there was no stopping them.
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    And so it begins.
    And so it begins.
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    Professional photos, and vacation shots, would be taken.
    Professional photos, and vacation shots, would be taken.
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    The caddies have been re-painted several times
    The caddies have been re-painted several times
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    in an attempt to cover the grafitti
    in an attempt to cover the grafitti
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    in a variety of colors, and shades of grey.
    in a variety of colors, and shades of grey.
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    No paint job stayed unmarked for long.
    No paint job stayed unmarked for long.
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    The pink period was one of the most popular.
    The pink period was one of the most popular.
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    "Ant Farm" is the group of California artists that created the project.
    "Ant Farm" is the group of California artists that created the project.
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    Cadillac Ranch was moved in 1997 from I-40 to a new spot two miles west along the interstate.
    Cadillac Ranch was moved in 1997 from I-40 to a new spot two miles west along the interstate.
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    The move was necessary because Amarillo's growth was westward
    The move was necessary because Amarillo's growth was westward
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    ..and the property where the caddies were buried was becoming increasingly valuable.
    ..and the property where the caddies were buried was becoming increasingly valuable.
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    Brought to you by Scruff-Muffins United, in collaboration with Pooch Scooch Productions.
    Brought to you by Scruff-Muffins United,  in collaboration with Pooch Scooch Productions.
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