3/31/09

My World

Elk City was an early Route 66 town. In 1931 the US Highway 66 Association held its annual convention here and more than 20,000 people attended!

That was an impressive crowd in those days, with travel more difficult and much slower.

The National Route 66 Museum celebrates Route 66, not only in Oklahoma, but in all eight states it passes through.

The museum focuses on the people who lived, worked and traveled this world famous route and visitors walk through all eight states!

The realistic murals and exhibits feature vintage automobiles and antiques from the hey-day of Route 66.

This museum is about 90 minutes south of us and always makes a great day out for our visitors.


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31 comments:

Amanda said...

ohh love the Route 66 museum out there.

I have heard lots of stories of my grandmother speeding down Route 66 when my father was young. They traveled a lot, and apparently she like to travel pretty fast!

Louise said...

On my semi-annual drive (all near Route 66) between Albuquerque and Springfield (MO), Elk City is my saving town when heading east. After the nothingness of Texas, is the first "real" town.

Sylvia K said...

OMG old Route 66! I have been on that more than a few times. That's a neat looking place and your photos are terrific!

SweetPeaSurry said...

I would love to hit that museum, I've grown up in a family that has loved old cars and motorcycles. It's good times!

Lover of Life said...

Reminds me of that old television program "Route 66". Hmmm - showing my age, am I?

Gaelyn said...

Great looking museum. My Route 66 travel has all occurred further west. I still like to drive it, although much of pavement is pretty rough.

Arija said...

A petrol head's delight!

Babooshka said...

Right up my street. I will see many of these when the TT is on. Route 66 is such an iconic phrase.

Flea said...

I'm going to have to get out there with the kids. That looks like fun!

We got lost on the Mother Road not long after we moved here. Drove past the Blue Whale of Catoosa. There's a long strip of 66 which runs through north Tulsa.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't aware of the museum. I'd love to visit it someday. We drove the entire length of Route 66 on our honeymoon in 1969. Haven't been on it since as I'm from the East coast.

Sherri said...

What a great museum, thanks for sharing!

Daryl said...

I didnt know this existed .. so very cool ..

karen said...

Classic! I would so love to visit it...

By the way, can't believe fortnight is a special Brit Word! I do enjoy the BWOTD, keep them coming :)

Expat mum said...

I keep meaning to do a bit of Route 66 but the thought of three kids in the back sort of puts me off!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Been through Elk City many times, next time I'lls stop at the museum.

Russ said...

Nice shots! Love the first one. I grew up along Route 66 in Albuquerque.

david mcmahon said...

I'd love to photograph Route 66!

Intrigued by your ``fortnight'' BWOTD!!

richies said...

Someday I need to go see this museum. Looks like it's very interesting and lots of fun.

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Carver said...

That looks so interesting. Great shots.

George said...

This sounds like a wonderful place to visit. The old cars (and not so old cars) are absolutely fascinating.

Marites said...

Have seen that road marker several times before but didn't think much of it until your post here:) Would love to check out the museum, it sure looks quite interesting.

chrome3d said...

Thanks for the tour around that museum. 66 is mostly known to me from animation movie Cars and other movies. I like the history of it.

Lantaw said...

uber cool rides! I would like to try driving any of those someday :)

Indrani said...

Something new to me, great glimpses of your world.

fishing guy said...

Sarah: Really cool post on a famous road. I got my kicks on Route 66 as a teenager.

Pat said...

I love this post, as I grew up a few miles north of Rte. 66 in San Bernardino, CA and Rialto, CA....1948 - 1968.

LadyFi said...

oh - how wonderful and nostalgic! Love it!

Erin said...

i have been to elk city a few times enroute to points north and east :)
never had a chance to visit the museum though.
enjoyed the photos and commentary.
thanks for sharing.

Recipes for theLife said...

hey Sarah,congratulations!!you are on David Mcmahon,s post of the day...Yahoo!!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Cme over from David to congratulate you on POTD - well deserved. I enjoyed the photographs very much. Will drop by again soon but must away in my ambulance with speed. Eddie

Cheffie-Mom said...

Great photos! Congrats on the POTD award from authorblog.