Postcards from the road


Found a site today that captures some of the "romance of the road" that travelers are looking for when they search out the old highways. It's called "Postcards from the Road", and it's the work of Laurel Kane, who has been restoring a 1930's service station in Afton, Oklahoma. There's a wonderful essay about her love for motels and Route 66, and a collection of postcards from old Route 66 motels and landmarks, complete with the messages on the back.

Here's my favorite, on a postcard of Chain of Rocks Bridge:

Sept. 1961 --

Dears, We just came over this bridge. Coming back, we intend to bypass this dumb bypass!! Itís all torn up and took up 1 3/4 hours to go about 30 miles -- and it is about 95 degrees in the shade only we canít find any shade. Finally found an air-cond. Holiday Inn with a soda fountain and Mobil 24.9 cents/gal. Whee! Love and Kisses, G and M

Whee, indeed!

Laurel Kane has captured the spirit that should guide whatever we do with Route 66 in Tulsa County.

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