Road Trip on Route 66 from Oklahoma City to Texas
As Route 66 left Oklahoma City, it was a straight shot west through Yukon, El Reno, Bridgeport, Hydro, Weatherford, Clinton, Elk City and Erick.
The Mother Road then crossed the Texas state line at Texola, near Shamrock, Texas, and moved on to Amarillo.
|Map of Historic Route 66 from Oklahoma City to Texola at the Texas State Line
The Milk Bottle Grocery in Oklahoma City
El Reno, Oklahoma
Mural in El Reno, Oklahoma ... the Crossroads of America
National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma
Lucille's Service Station and Roadhouse, in Hydro, Oklahoma
Lucille's Service Station, a classic gas station built in 1929 along Route 66 near Hydro, is one of only two upper-story, out-thrust porch style stations left on Oklahoma's stretch of Route 66. In 1941, the Hamons family took over the operation of the station and Lucille Hamons, ran the business for 60 years. Lucille, who quickly became known for her friendly assistance to motorists, earned the nickname "Mother of the Mother Road."
Inside exhibit at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Oklahoma
City Meat Market in Erick, Oklahoma
Lodging Options Along Route 66 in Oklahoma
Vintage Views of Route 66 Across Oklahoma
What was Route 66 like in its prime, driving from Okalahoma City westbound to the Texas border? What did all the service stations, motels and diners look like when they were new? What did the traveling public experience on the Mother Road? We wonder such things when we travel Route 66 today.
Those earlier times in the 1930s, 40s and 50s were not always captured on film. But the use of colorful postcards was common in those decades.
We have included below a sampling of our collection of vintage travel postcards showing scenes on Route 66 from Tulsa to Oklahoma City. These portray the historic road in its prime and help us to visualize "yesterday" as we drive Route 66 today.
The Major Court, 3200 NW 39th Street, on US 66 & 270, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Park-O-Tell, 2 blocks north of the State Capitol Building, on Highway 66, Oklahoma City, OK
DeLuxe Courts, 4500 NW 39th Street, on Highway 66, Oklahoma City, OK
Motel Conway, El Reno, Oklahoma
Granot Lodge ... Clinton Oklahoma's Finest ... West Entrance, U.S. Highway 66
Motor Inn Courts, Elk City, Oklahoma, on Hwy 66
Star Courts, Elk City, Oklahoma
Ready to Keep Driving West
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