PICNIC TABLES (constructed circa 1944 and circa 1955)

"From both oral testimony and the written application for the National Register the barbecue grill and table that you see here were both created at the same time the Totem Pole was being created around 1944, probably to provide a picnic place for the many visitors going to Grand Lake and as a socializing place to the residents of Foyil, most of whom bought their provisions from Little Jo Homan’s store, just to the east of Galloway’s property.

"This table and armless chair-set, like many of his creations you see in the park, were first carved of wood and later recreated by Galloway in the more durable material of concrete. Ed Galloway was a notoriously thrifty man, using found and recycled materials throughout the park. This grill is a perfect example of his ingenuity with what he had available. If you’ll notice, there is a stove partially obscured by the plywood covering. Inside the grill to act as a firewall for the concrete skin around it, you can just make out a wood-burning metal stove. This had once been used by Grandma Hooten, mother of Ed’s wife Villie, and Ed, never one to waste anything, used it in this outdoor grill.

"The other picnic table, which sits closer to the Fiddle House, was made about 10 years later to accommodate more guests."

"Totem Pole Park Audio Tour," written by Tim Brown, commissioned by Dr. Carolyn Comfort and the Rogers County Historical Society.

"Driving into the property through the (original) gates, on the far right is the main Totem Pole. On the immediate left is the Owl Table, and eight-sided concrete picnic table with eight short stools. The support for the eight-foot-wide table is a white-painted concrete tree trunk, approximately ten feet in circumference and decorated around with painted reliefs of owl figures. Each of the eight short stools is similarly decorated with owl figures."

Everett, Dianna. "Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park." National Register of Historic Places. 27 July 1998. Certified 25 January 1999.

To the east of the large Totem Pole "are the Fish Table and the Fiddle House. The Fish Table sits north of the Fiddle House door. The six-sided concrete table sits on a white-painted concrete tree trunk that is eight feet in circumference. The trunk is decorated with painted reliefs of fish figures. Arranged around the table are six concrete chairs, each a total height of three feet. Each chair back is decorated with a fish figure and two leaves. The table is pierced for an umbrella post, and a new aluminum umbrella has been installed. The Fish Table may well date to c. 1955 or earlier."

Everett, Dianna. "Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park." National Register of Historic Places. 27 July 1998. Certified 25 January 1999.