Kansas Route 66

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VR Panorama of older '66 where it is working its way around into Galena's old main street. ('07)
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View of the Galena Viaduct from the railroad tracks. ('09)
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The older alignment into Galena follows along the railroad through an industrial area. ('08)

As it approached Galena, 66 makes a slight curve north to cross over the railroad tracks. ('08)

The Route 66 viaduct over the railroad into Galena is in danger of being demolished (rather than upgraded) as part of the US recent push to repair/replace infrastructure. You may want to get your photos now. ('08)

'4 Women on the Route' is home to 'Tow Tater', the inspiration for the famous 'Tow Mater' of the movie Cars. ('08)

VR Panorama of the '4 Women on the Route' shop in Galena. Home of 'Tater' (the inspiration for 'Mater' of the movie 'Cars'). ('07)
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Inside the main store at 4WotR. ('09)
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Inside the kitchen at 4WotR. It had just closed when we got there. ('09)
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In front of 4WotR. ('09 )
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4WotR from out on Route 66. ('09)
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The 4WotR store from in front of Tater. ('09)
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Kaddi corner from the 4WotR store. ('09)
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The Galena Historical Museum. Was set up in a relocated railroad station. ('97)

Close up of the front. This place has everything from local mineral samples to original TV station cameras. Check it out. ('97)

A crook on 66 getting her picture in an old mug-shot machine. ('97)

Another crook on 66. ('97)

The Route heading into Riverton has been undergoing extensive resurfacing and bridge repairs. ('08)

Down the road a little ways. The Eisler Brothers Market in Riverton. Pick up lunch at the deli. ('97)

The Welcome Mat. ('08)

An endangered species on 66. I read that the factory that makes these shut down this summer. Now, what was it that pink flamingos at the end of your driveway means.... ('08)

VR Panorama of Eisler Brothers Market. ('07)
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VR Panorama inside the porch of Eisler Bros. You can see it is POURING outside. ('07)
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VR Panorama of the inside of Eisler Brothers Market and Deli. They make a mean sandwich
and you can sit on the porch and chow. They have a nice Route 66 souvenir area too. ('07)
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A short picnic (supplied by the Eisler Bros. deli) at the Brush Creek Marsh Rainbow Bridge. ('97)

Marker commemorating the restoration of the bridge by the Kansas Route 66 Association. ('97)

A better shot of the bridge. ('99)

It almost looks better now than 9 year ago. ('08)

To do the bridge justice, I took a couple of photos and merged them for a nice wide-angle close-up.
The bridge designers and builders back then definitely had style. ('08)

VR Panorama of the Marsh Rainbow Bridge. ('08)
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Heading south on the older alignment from the Marsh Rainbow Bridge, 66 is mostly a rural drive. Here, where 66 curves back to the east, the ruins of an old DX station mark its passing. ('08)

After rejoining the newer alignment heading south into Baxter Springs, 66 is a nice drive through suburbia. ('08)

Inside the old part of Baxter Springs, I took this picture because of the wall mural. After arriving back home I noticed that the building has a Hampton Inn Route 66 Roadside Attraction plaque on it. This is the 'Little Brick Inn Cafe on the Route'. ('08)

Some signage in Baxter Springs I have never noticed before. ('08)

We missed the big celebration by two weeks. ('08)

After Baxter Springs, 66 continues south towards Oklahoma and returns to a rural character. ('08)

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