Category Archives: Route 66

Need an excuse to take a weekend trip to Tulsa? Here are five, in no particular order, within two miles of The Campbell Hotel: 1. Great Mexican food. El Rancho Grande, said to be the oldest continuously operating Mexican restaurant … Continue reading

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Route 66 enthusiasts planning a trip through Tulsa on the old road will enjoy a new resource currently under development. Route66Tulsa.org came about as part of recent discussions by members of the city’s Route 66 Task Force, which is researching … Continue reading

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Built in 1936 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008, the Tulsa Monument Company is something of a rarity among Tulsa’s historic buildings, as it continues to serve the purpose for which it was originally constructed. … Continue reading

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Here’s a peek back in time. This was the view looking west down 11th Street (Route 66) from Harvard Avenue in 1938. Love that drugstore sign on the right. Here’s the same corner, from the same angle, 74 years later: … Continue reading

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From the Aug. 31, 1935, issue of Collier’s magazine: It’s hard to see in the picture, but the text in this ad reads: Today’s starting, shifting and accelerating waste your money — if your gasoline hasn’t these Three Kinds of … Continue reading

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If you’ve ever been inside The Campbell Hotel, you know that we’re passionate about historic preservation. For some of us, that passion borders on obsession, and it leads us to do crazy things. This weekend, the craziness took one of us … Continue reading

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While working in an old gas station on Route 66 a few blocks west of the Campbell, Aaron and his crew found a bedraggled copy of Collier’s magazine dated Aug. 31, 1935. It’s a little worn — water-damaged in some … Continue reading

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