Frank A. Mills

Photo-Stories From Along America's Varicose Ribbons


The Varicose Ribbon

In “Varicose Ribbons” we set out for the adventure of the journey, to go as whim dictates – to let the adventure present itself – and in the process discover what once was, of what is, and perhaps, of what could be.

And here are the latest Varicose Ribbons photo-stories:
January 1, 2020

Heartbreak Hotel
Duncan, Oklahoma

Heartbreak Hotel

Was there ever really a Heartbreak Hotel? Perhaps. Was there a man so lonely that he could die? Maybe.

Is this building the original Heartbreak Hotel?

The folks in Duncan, Oklahoma believe so. In fact, according to the Duncan Chamber of Commerce, it was the hotel* in the (now) Henderson Building that served as the inspiration for Elvis’ first hit, “Heartbreak Hotel.” Some go so far as to claim that the lyrics were written inside the hotel .... [Continue reading about why the Henderson may indeed be (or not be) the original "Heartbreak Hotel."]

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