Category Archives: Route 66

We thought some of our Route 66 enthusiasts might enjoy these images from a drizzly weekend trip along the Mother Road in Missouri: Ted Drewes’ Frozen Custard is a St. Louis institution. John’s Modern Cabins, west of Rolla, Mo., quietly … Continue reading

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A crowd of Route 66 supporters gathered Friday afternoon next to the Arkansas River to witness the dedication of the long-anticipated “East Meets West” sculpture. The sculpture, whose installation we have chronicled on this blog over the past few weeks, depicts … Continue reading

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Constructed in 1916, the Eleventh Street Arkansas River Bridge predates Route 66 by a decade. The bridge provided a vital link between Tulsa and the rich oil fields in nearby Garden City, Red Fork, and beyond. Its historical significance increased … Continue reading

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A few tidbits of news from Route 66 here in Tulsa: 1. The traffic circle at 11th and Elgin is finished, and 11th Street is open in both directions, so following Route 66 should be much easier for eastbound travelers. … Continue reading

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Located at the corner of 17th Street and Southwest Boulevard — formerly known as Quanah Avenue — near the west end of the Eleventh Street Bridge, Cities Service Station #8 features a shiny enameled exterior accented with green “speed lines” … Continue reading

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A few weeks ago, we posted pictures of part of the “East Meets West” sculpture that’s being installed on Route 66 here in Tulsa. On Thursday morning, the remaining pieces of the sculpture arrived at Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza. Workers … Continue reading

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Tulsa is home to a pair of old Phillips 66 stations that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Both stations are on or near historic alignments of Route 66 and bear the distinctive cottage-style architecture favored by the Oklahoma-based … Continue reading

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