NEAR TALALA, Oklahoma -- The strange history of one of northeast Oklahoma's oddest landmarks just got a little weirder.
Someone has updated the famous lost cement mixer of Winganon. Using paint and some props, the artists turned it into a faux space capsule complete with NASA logo, American flag and fake rocket motors.
Located on Winganon Road between Highway 169 and Oologah Lake in Rogers County, the landmark came into being, literally by accident. A cement truck rolled over on the side of the road. The company that owned it came and got the truck, but left the mixer behind because it held tons of concrete.
No one is sure exactly when the wreck happened. Some accounts put it in the early 70s, some in the late 60s and others as far back as 1959.
Since the wreck, graffiti artists have splashed untold gallons of paint on it, sending messages to their friends, just showing off and even making it a memorial to 9/11.
As News On 6 reporter Rick Wells explained in 2008, there was a plan to bury it in place. A former county commissioner put a stop to that, saying he used the landmark to propose to his wife.