[JACK WAS HERE]

The Oasis was located at 1729 E. Colfax Ave. where a Taco Bell now stands. The old establishment used to serve milkshakes and cheeseburgers to East High students and the like and was frequented by Neal Cassady. He used to ditch his afternoon classes to steal a car, pick a girl up at The Oasis, and then drive her to the mountains for the night. Kerouac, a fan of good looking Denver girls, visited The Oasis a couple of times while he was in Denver.

This wall is adjacent to the Taco Bell’s drive thru.

In 1947, Ed White’s parents rented an apartment on Lafayette St. between 16th and Colfax. When Kerouac first visited Denver, he lived here with Allan Temko and wrote about it in On the Road.