A QTVR Trip Down Route 66

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This has been a merging of hobbies for me. First, my chemical photography hobby mortphed into digital and then merged into my Apple Computer passion. Then, after I acquired sufficent panoramic technology (camera, lens, etc) to allow the timely generation of QTVR spherical panoramas possible, my Route 66 hobby was rekindled and was merged also. Now my main hobby is the documentation of Old US Route 66 using QTVR Panoramas.

Below, I have inventoried the panoramas I have produced on 66 in geographic order east to west as if it was being travelled. These are the same panoramas that are in the Route 66 part of this web site but without any normal still photograpy.

I will add a Google Earth Bookmark file later that shows the geographic location of each panorama.

I hope you enjoy the QTVR trip down 66.

David S.

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VR Panorama of the Coleman Theater in Miami. ('07)
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VR Panorama of one-lane old old 66 south of Miami where it curves south and is paved under newer 66. ('07)
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VR Panorama of Afton Station on main street in Afton. ('07)
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A QTVR of the inside of Afton Station. Michelle is signing the guest book while proprietor Laurel Kane watches. Ms. Kane hosts a large collection of local Route 66 memorabilia (and a Penguin) ('08)
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Local Route 66 memorabilia isn't the only thing Afton Station is known for. This QTVR shows the Packard collection area. ('08)
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Another QTVR taken from further back in the Packard display garage. Quite the collection of finely restored vehicles. ('08)
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VR Panorama of Dead-Man's Curve wayside park. It looks like any evidence of the wayside has been removed as I could no longer see the BBQ pits that were there back in 1997. ('07)
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VR Panorama of an old old 66 bridge in Chelsea. It is still being used as a back way out of a trailer park (newer 66 can be seen just beyond the bridge). ('07)
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VR Panorama of the Chelsea Motor Hotel. If you can, I recommend it highly for a stay. Clean and inexpensive. The owner is a real 66'er too. He went through all the local 66 sights (he told me about the bridge) and had handouts for everything 66 between Afton and Tulsa. He even has a buffalo out back. ('07)
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VR Panorama of the Totem Pole Park east of Foyil. While it is located a ways off of 66, it is an interesting stop. ('07)
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VR Panorama of the Totem Pole Park. I had read about this park in the 66 literature but never made the trip here. It really needs to be seen to be believed. ('07)
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VR Panorama of the Totem Pole Park. The workshop has been turned into a visitor center/gift shop. ('07)
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VR Panorama of the Totem Pole Park. The grounds also have other artifacts that were collected. ('07)
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VR Panorama of the Totem Pole Park. The park also has a picnic area (in this shot I am standing on one of the tables) and a hiking trail. ('07)
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A newer QTVR of the Galloway Totem Pole Park. This visit the sun was shining. ('08)
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A QTVR from near Mr. Galloway's workshop that has been converted into the park museum and gift shop. ('08)
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A QTVR from the center of the museum/gift shop. Mr. Galloway was certainly a prolific artist. ('08)
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Another QTVR of the inside of the Totem Pole Park museum and gift shop. Mr. Galloway's creations line the walls and include numerous newspaper articles about him and the park from over the years. ('08)
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VR Panorama of the Blue Whale parking area. The abandoned wood buildings from the old park can be seen as well as Arrowood's Trading Post on the other side of 66. ('07)
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VR Panorama of the Blue Whale park just inside the entry near the rest rooms. There was a corporate picnic going on. ('07)
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VR Panorama of the Blue Whale and the picnic area. ('07)
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QTVR taken from the middle of the Blue Whale's back. If you look carefully, numerous fish can be seen
schooling around the shallows beside it. ('08)
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VR Panorama from inside the body of the Catoosa Blue Whale. The main body has a second floor with portholes. ('08)
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A QTVR inside of the Catoosa Blue Whale's moth. I suppose you could call this the Jonah's Eye view..... ('08)
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QTVR taken from the picnic area of the Catoosa Blue Whale Water Park.
The tables and chairs are all original and made from cast concrete. ('08)
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VR Panorama of the Sapulpa Rock Creek Bridge. If you look carefully you can see a Sherman Tank guarding the bridge ('07)
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VR Panorama of the abandoned Sapulpa Drive-In Theater just beyond the Rock Creek Bridge. This piece of old old 66 is a nice drive as it continues through a forested area. ('07)
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VR Panorama of a bypassed alignment of 66 north of Bristow. This part of OK abounds in bypassed alignments to explore. ('07)
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VR Panorama of downtown Depew. If you aren't careful you will miss the turn off from the newer 66. The town has been doing a lot to spiff up their mainstreet. ('07)
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VR Panorama of Seaba Station in Warwick. When I went through it had been restored and used as an antique shop. I read recently that it had been sold and is going to be converted into a motorcycle museum and gift shop. ('07)
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QTVR taken from the east end of the Lake Overholser Bridge in Yukon. ('08)
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VR Panorama of a wayside stop where 66 curves along Lake Overholser This piece of old 66 is rapidly being urbanized as just west of this spot there are major developments going in. ('07)

VR Panorama at the west end of the Canadian River Pony Bridge. ('07)
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VR Panorama of the Hinton Junction wayside stop. This wayside is still being maintained. ('07)
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VR Panorama of Lucille's. ('07)
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VR panorama of Lucille's from the middle of 66. ('07)
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VR Panorama of Lucille's from under the overhang. Some antique gas pumps have been added. ('07)
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VR Panorama west of Weatherford. This hilltop is being used to set-up numerous windmills to generate power. ('07)
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VR Panorama outside of the Route 66 Museum in Clinton. ('07)
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VR Panorama of Route 66 Museum in Clinton near the Valentine Diner and Oklahoma park. ('07)
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VR Panorama inside the museum entryway. ('07)
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VR Panorama west of Clinton in the early morning. Not much to interrupt the terrain here. ('07)
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VR Panorama taken on the closed westbound lanes of 4-lane 66. Even though there is a lot of overgrowth, it is still drivable. Going under the trees up ahead were like driving through a tunnel. ('07)
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VR Panorama of closed westbound 4-lane 66. This part is wide open and easily drivable. There is easy access from the eastbound lanes that are still open. ('07)
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