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Route 66 in Oklahoma

from Quapaw to Texola; 386 Miles

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Members of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association are happy to share information on

We felt that the road is most actively preserved in Oklahoma and people do a lot to ensure that the icons of the road are being restored or at least not forgotten. Due to the vast of sightseeings, we tried to pick a selection - very difficult indeed and not meant to downgrade any sight not mentionned.

Entering Oklahoma;

The murals in Quapaw

Miami, Coleman Theatre

The Buffalo Ranch near Afton served travellers from 1953 until 2001

while the Eagle Tree Art Gallery near Vinita is still going strong

Some old beer joints in Foyil

Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park in Foyil has

many sights on the property

Old bridge near Verdigris and the Blue Whale in Catoosa.

They hang 'em high in Tulsa. Yep, that's a fullsize Peterbilt up there

A stretch of really old alignment before

Stroud and the Rock Cafe

The Pioneer BBQ past Chandler and Little Brother's Gas Station in Wellston, which is now a BBQ.

Ernest "Butch"
at the Round Barn in Arcadia has stories to tell

The Hometown of Country Star Garth Brooks has a great neon on the Yukon's Best Flour building.

An old gas station between El Reno and Geary; searching for a

stretch of 1925/26 alignment before driving the 38-span bridge across the Canadian River into

Hydro. Lucille's: She served her
guests for more than 50 years. Sadly, she passed away a few months before we arrived.

Clinton was home to Pop Hicks' Restaurant from 1936 until 1999, when the place burnt down on August 5.

The town hosts also a Route 66 Museum


Elk City, National Route 66 & Old Town Museum


Erick: Once there were four buildings with each's door facing diagonally
towards the center of the intersection. Now, one building is gone.

Texola is close to fading to ghost town status.

The abandoned West Winds Motel in Texola

The Last Stop Bar in Texola before crossing the stateline to Texas.

 

 

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US Trip Photos by Bruno Michel or websites. Music photos by Bruno Michel, Artist Management or Griz Weimer (freelance photographer and editor of Hot Country News