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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TEXAS

VR Panorama of the 'U Drop In' in Shamrock. ('07)
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VR Panorama of the entry into the Jericho Gap. ('07)
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VR Panorama of the intersection of dirt Jericho Gap 66 and the newer paved 66. ('07)
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VR panorama of the restored Super Service Texaco at the intersection. ('07)
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VR Panorama of the end of the paved 66 west of Alanreed. A little further on 66 goes onto private land. One must backtrack here and take the interstate to the next exit to continue on 66. ('07)
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VR Panorama of the gullies north of the new Texas themed rest stop across the interstate. This gives a good idea of what the terrain away from the highways. ('07)
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VR Panorama taken on the north side of the main rest-stop building. ('07)
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VR Panorama taken inside the main building. There is a big display with historical information about the history of this part of Texas. ('07)
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VR Panorama of where the dirt Jericho Gap 66 exits private property and turns south along the section line. ('07)
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VR Panorama of downtown Jericho. There was a historical marker that refers to a cemetery nearby but I couldn't locate it. ('07)
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VR Panorama of the end of current dirt Jericho Gap 66 where it T's into the newer paved 66. It appears there may be some more reminants on the other side of the interstate but the McJerry maps show that the interstate keeps cutting them on the way into Amarillo. ('07)
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VR Panorama of the Britten USA Truck Stop (now closed) parking area. The brush is so thick it would be very difficult to get any closer to the leaning water tower. ('07)
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VR panorama from the east side of the Groom Cross. I had never stopped before so I thought I would check it out this time. ('07)
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VR Panorama of the north side of the base. There are numerous stations around the base detailing the process leading to the Crucifixion. ('07)
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VR Panorama taken from the west side of the base. ('07)
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VR Panorama taken from the top of the hill on the west side. ('07)
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VR Panorama taken inside of the building that houses the offices and gift shop. ('07)
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VR Panorama taken northeast of the Groom Cross. ('07)
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The 'Bug Ranch' in Conway is an amusing play off of Amarillo's 'Cadillac Ranch'. ('10)
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Another old vehicle can be seen hiding behind the shack. ('10)
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When you get to Conway (on '66 natch), head North towards I-40 and you will find the Bug Ranch near the on-ramp. ('10)
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VR Panorama from south of the Cadillac Ranch. ('07)
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VR Panorama on the north side. ('07)
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VR Panorama taken from further north. ('07)
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VR Panorama taken between two of the Cadillacs. ('07)
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VR Panorama of the Cadillac Ranch taken halfway back to the entry. ('07)
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VR Panorama of entry gate to the Cadillac Ranch. The road itself has become a work of art as people leave messages spray painted on the surface (this is new since my last visit). ('07)
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A VR Panorama taken from the parking lot of the MidPoint Cafe in Adrian. As always, it is crowded. ('08)
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A VR Panorama from the inside of the MidPoint Cafe in Adrian. The MidPoint has
tons of memorabilia and a large gift shop (and PIE!). ('08)
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VR Panorama of the Texas FFA Welcome sign east of Glenrio. This piece of 66 terminates under the interstate just beyond the sign. ('07)
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