|Map of Route 66 - displayed in the Route 66 |
Museum in Clinton, Oklahoma
From Bridgeport, east of Hydro, to Clinton, the road has a number of dips and there are stretches of gravel, but most of it is concrete with little half-curbs that at one time were very innovative. The highway engineers claimed they would improve drainage, but in reality, they could turn a small hill into a solid sheet of water during a hard rain. If you got between two hills with these half-curbs on the road, you would be stuck there until the weather cleared. Worse yet, other cars would often come sliding to the bottom too, making it even more dangerous to your health and well-being. A 2nd purpose of these curbs was to redirect errant vehicles back onto the road. They did manage to do that, but many cars were flipped over in the process. Not surprisingly, you don't often see these kinds of curbs anymore.
|The Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Oklahoma |
under threatening skies.
|Old truck from the Dust Bowl era complete with |
the desert water bag for overheated radiators.
|Now there's a Dr. Pepper of just |
about the right size!
|The perfect car for traveling Route 66!|
|Youngest-daughter shopping for something |
she just can't live without.
|The Trade Winds Inn - an old Elvis hang-out.|
It was time to put Clinton in our rear view mirror and that's just what we did. We were headed to Sayre, more Grapes of Wrath history and an amusing story about the Great Indian Uprising of 1959.
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