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Tin sheet tombstones in a tiny New Mexico cemetery

Tin sheet tombstones in a tiny New Mexico cemetery

Over the years, Horace embellished the graves of family members and other folks from this rural community, using metal and tin, much of it painstakingly punched out with a nail.

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Get your maps from the artist at McJerry’s Route 66 Gallery

Get your maps from the artist at McJerry’s Route 66 Gallery

This Route 66 historian and artist has his gallery just barely a block off of the Mother Road. You can call ahead, or just take your chance and drop in. He would be happy to sign your copy of the Map Series or EZ 66 Guide (plus give you the latest updates). He also sells his original artwork.

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Driving on the sidewalk … Route 66’s Sidewalk Highway, that is.

Driving on the sidewalk … Route 66’s Sidewalk Highway, that is.

In between Miami and Afton is a zig-zaggy stretch of 9 foot wide original Route 66 roadbed, hence the “Sidewalk” moniker. In certain places of this narrow byway, you can see the original white lines on the edges of the Portland concrete road.

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Counterfeiting scheme foiled at Route 66’s Rock of Ages station

Counterfeiting scheme foiled at Route 66’s Rock of Ages station

Rock of Ages Conoco Station US-66 Arcadia, OK Service station relic Stories have it that the back window was an entrance to a secret room where they counterfeited money. (Oh, and be careful pulling on and off the highway.) It goes like this: Back in…

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One of the last stops for Bonnie and Clyde – the Petrified Wood Gas Station

One of the last stops for Bonnie and Clyde – the Petrified Wood Gas Station

Petrified Wood Gas Station, Cafe and  Motel 904 S Hwy 81-287 Decatur, TX Notable building Originally a 1927 Texas Tourist Camp, owner E. F. Boydston recognized that money could be made by attracting the motoring road trippers. The restaurant was built in 1929 and lodging in…

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