Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland
An unusual off beat historic folk art roadside attraction with operating toy museum !
History of Apple Valley
Still was in barn along with cider press.
Oral playing the fiddle at Apple Valley
He started making apple cider and selling it at his new produce stand called "Shady Nock". Then he built an under- ground still hidden in the barn and open up an auto camp with small zoo. He was a musician, so he performed for the guest. In 1931 after hearing HWY 68 was going to be paved the house was added onto so there would be a room to rent. The wood that was left over from the house was used to build a small country store (14'x14') called Apple Valley. In this small space they had a small barbers chair where Oral would cut hair and a four seat diner where they served chicken dinners. March 24, 1939 Gulf gas was added. Store/gas station closed down when Oral died February 28, 1964. Grandma Myrtle Wallace went back to selling stuff on the produce stand until 1988. Then in 2005, a change blew in !
Family folk lore has Bonnie and Clyde staying in the "Apple Valley's" room in 1932. Clyde left a shotgun behind.
Then it became a museum and a
corny folk art environment with toys !
The apple orchard.
Myra Wallace with old sign behind her.
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