Route 66 - post your photos before it is ALL gone!

Discussion in 'Photos' started by kickstandsup, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Beamer Bum

    Beamer Bum Been here awhile

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    The Illinois Route 66 Association installed a sign at the site of the burnt down Riviera Restaurant in Gardner, Il

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  2. Beamer Bum

    Beamer Bum Been here awhile

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    Behind the Riviera used to stand the Streetcar Diner.

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    After the fire it was moved to downtown Gardner near the old two cell jail.

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    AZ Africa Twin From the AZ High Country

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    Dirty Monkey drinking it up at the Hackberry Store on old Rt. 66 near Seligman/Kingman AZ. And enjoying some head sized biscuits & gravy at "The Place" in Flagsstaff.

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    Norcal_Rider IBA Alumnus

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    Skooter Razing Arizona

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    That right there is a mighty thin kitchen. :loco
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  6. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong?

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    Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch..... Oro Grande CA.....
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  7. Beamer Bum

    Beamer Bum Been here awhile

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    The kitchen was actually outside the streetcar on the back side. The mural on the wall is just a depiction of the kitchen.
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  8. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong?

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    Motel Safari..... Tucumcari NM.....
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    I had a nice trail and country road ride planned for last Sunday but the Saturday night storms changed my plans. Instead, I did a ride down Tulsa Route 66 picking up some pic's of old motels, gas stations, etc. I'll just dump them all here in one post.

    Brookshire Motel, recently closed: 36.148162, -95.852586

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    Oasis Motel: 36.148154, -95.872924

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    Elm's Court. Appears to be used as storage: 36.147828, -95.882882

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    Rose Bowl, built 1961. Now used as a school/day center for at-risk youth: 36.148181, -95.893949

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    Wonder Bread plant: closed 2012 when Rainbow bought them out. My daughter used to love driving by this and smelling the fresh bread (I did too.) 36.147865, -95.903546

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    Western Inn: 36.147967, -95.910445

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    Desert Hills Motel, built 1953: 36.147780, -95.918293

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    Sinclair castle-style gas station. Built 1929, now used as office space for a home remodeling company: 36.147869, -95.937877

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    Campbell Hotel, built 1927: 36.147702, -95.952111

    Considered to be one of Tulsa first urban shopping centers. It was located at the east end of the trolley line into downtown. The bottom floor had barber and beauty shops, and drug and grocery stores. The upper floor was the hotel. The hotel has reopened and the bottom floor is now retail and restaurant space.

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    Tulsa Monument Company, designed to look like a monument, built 1936: 36.147937, -95.965915

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    Warehouse Market Building, built 1929: 36.148342, -95.982304

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    Phillips 66, built 1929. Garage added in 1941. On the Route 66 1926-1932 alignment: 36.159801, -95.959690

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    11th St. bridge over the Arkansas River, built 1916. I just couldn't get a good pic of this. 36.142853, -96.004782

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    Cities Service gas station, built 1926. Now used as office space: 36.137986, -96.007051

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  10. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong?

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    Route 66 Neon Drive-Thru Sign built by the good folks in Grants NM.....
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    DGarman What could go wrong?

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    Route 66 Monument..... Tucumcari NM.....
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  12. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong?

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    The El Rancho Hotel and Motel..... Gallup NM.....
    This is the Hotel.....
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    ..... and this is the Motel..... beyond and to the right of the sign.....
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  14. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong?

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    Heading East out of Santa Fe NM.....
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    Beamer Bum Been here awhile

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    Groom, Texas. The leaning water tower was put there as advertisement for a truck stop.

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    The remnants of the truck stop sign with a miniature leaning tower.

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  16. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong?

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    Continental Divide NM..... Get your blankets, fireworks, Indian dolls, and T-Shirts here.....
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    Is that crack in the ground in front of the sign due to that being the precise point where the left slopes to the Pacific, the right to the Atlantic so the concrete is under stress?
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  18. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong?

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    Haha!....... Absolutely!......
    If the crack were to open wider, it might even turn out to be a door to "The Other Side".....
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  19. Beamer Bum

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    And you never know who or what might come through from the other side. :lol3

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    McLean, Texas. Learn more about barbed wire than you ever wanted to know.

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