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Hackberry General Store – Inspiration for  “Cars”

Hackberry General Store – Inspiration for “Cars”

A popular stop for bikers along Route 66, as well as a true museum. North of Kingman, AZ, this Route 66 icon is chock full of Route 66 memorabilia. The town of Hackberry was found when prospectors discovered ore in the 1870’s.

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La Bajada – once a Route 66 terror

La Bajada – once a Route 66 terror

The very notion of La Bajada Hill struck terror in the early-day travelers of 66. Spots were so steep that cars with gravity-fed tanks would have to go up in reverse, because the fuel couldn’t get to the engine.

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Fellow road tripper to document disappearing drive-in theaters

Fellow road tripper to document disappearing drive-in theaters

This summer Lindsey Rickert going to embark on a road trip around the country to photograph as many drive-in theaters as she possibly can. Whether abandoned or operational, it is her goal to capture as many of these American icons before they disappear. She is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to help fund my trip and would love your support.

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Blessed Mary’s makes a righteous cheeseburger on Route 66

Blessed Mary’s makes a righteous cheeseburger on Route 66

What really sets this place apart is that there are no prices on the menu and no cash register on the premises. There is only a big jar by the door and a sign asking you to pay what you can. Any profits are donated to charity.

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Boston Avenue Church is an Art Deco masterpiece on Route 66

Boston Avenue Church is an Art Deco masterpiece on Route 66

Built in the mid-twenties when Tulsa was a booming oil town and the depression wasn’t even a notion. After going through a number architects, the church committee members turned to University of Tulsa art instructor, Miss Adah Robinson for help.

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Lowell Davis recreates his childhood hometown on his farm

Lowell Davis recreates his childhood hometown on his farm

In 1987, Red Oak II was just a cornfield, but to Lowell, it was a blank canvas. A visit to Red Oak II is a visit to the past. You’ll see the Blacksmith Shop, where Lowell’s great-grandfather practiced his trade

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The King of Condiments on Route 66

The King of Condiments on Route 66

There’s a certain amount of civic pride that can be squeezed out of something like this, and the folks of Collinsville have definitely done so.

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Hula Ville – Route 66 folk art attraction became a legend

Hula Ville – Route 66 folk art attraction became a legend

Despite being a California State Landmark, this folk art environment was dismantled. Luckily, some of the pieces were saved and can be seen in the California Route 66 Museum: “Hula Ville – Twentieth Century Folk Art”.

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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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Shrine of the Black Madonna

Shrine of the Black Madonna

This gorgeous garden of grottos was built to honor Our Lady of Czestochowa, who came to be known as the Black Madonna because of the way she appeared in early paintings. Brother Bronislaus Luszcz literally did all the building here, using rocks, broken glass, and castoff jewelry to add to the splendor.

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