Pulling into Clinton, OK we looked for the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum. We weren’t disappointed!
The building outside looks like all the other souvenir stands — but inside — whoa!
The museum is divided into decades — each showing the current culture, costs for staples like eggs, bread or milk, as well as the cost of housing and what folks were paid annually.
Diners are key the success of this route and this is how they propagated:
Similar to Sears houses one could purchase a new ready made diner and ship it anywhere.
And many did just that:
Getting from place could mean hitching a ride or taking a bus:
The demise of Route 66 came in the advent of the Inter-State Highway system. The last vestiges of this road we’re followed by youth from the 60’s:
But as we all seek to take road trips certain things have remained the same:
See you soon!