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Secret Gnomes


Hidden around downtown


Shawnee, Oklahoma is a town with a long and storied history, but some of its most interesting little details are only a few years in the making! Take, for instance, the curious case of the gnomes that quietly appeared on utility poles and other fixtures in downtown Shawnee at some point after 2015.

You might happen across one of these little gnomes by accident and think nothing of it, but you'll be surprised to find them scattered throughout our town! Painted on small pieces of repurposed wood and screwed to fixtures close to the ground, they're easy to miss, but it's hard to stop finding them once you know they're there. What's more, there are reports of gnome sightings across the Sooner State. The little people stand watch from Stillwater to Bricktown and even as far as Wichita Falls!

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