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important to Sapulpa’s growth. In
SAPULPA 1905, the Glenn Pool oil field was
Dewey St. Market Sapulpa got its name from Chief
Sapulpa, a full-blood Lower Creek
discovered seven miles southeast of
Two brick plants and four glass
Indian from Alabama who arrived in
Antiques, collectibles & more! the area around 1850 and established
plants also were located here.
Frankoma Pottery is located one
a trading post about a mile south of mile north of Sapulpa on the old
Rt. 66 Downtown the present-day downtown area. alignment of Route 66, which today
Sapulpa, Oklahoma When the Atlantic and Pacific is called Frankoma Road.
Phone: (918) 227-4508 Railroad moved into the area in 1886, The plant has a long history in
Buy & Sell the new line was called “Sapulpa Sta- Sapulpa. In 1926, John Frank moved
tion,” in honor of this chief who had from Chicago to Norman, Okla.,
Mon.-Sat. 10-5 befriended the railway workers.
The oil and gas industry was also see SAPULPA, page 35
old-fashioned service • modern convenience
Tumble on in for our:
• friendly service
• reasonable rates
• free espresso drinks
DID YOU KNOW? Tulsa resident Michael Wallis, author of “Route 66: The Mother Road,” provided the voice of the sheriff in the movie “Cars.”
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and was a pottery instructor at the University of Oklahoma.
In 1933, Frank started Frankoma Pottery.
In 1938, Frank and his wife, Grace Lee, moved to Sapulpa and brought
the business with them.
Shortly thereafter, a fire destroyed the plant. Then World War II came
along, and workers and materials were in short supply.
After the war, Frank reopened the plant. Frank died in 1973.
Sapulpa is also tribal headquarters for the Yuchi Tribe.
* Sapulpa Chamber of Commerce, 101 E. Dewey: www.sapulpa-
chamber.com, www.toursapulpa.com or call (918) 224-0170.
* Sapulpa Main Street, 101 E. Dewey: www.sapulpamainstreet.com or
call (918) 224-5709.
see SAPULPA, page 36
DID YOU KNOW? Cyrus Avery, the “Father of Route 66,” was from Tulsa.
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capital of Oklahoma. (918) 224-
continued from page 35 * Frankoma Pottery, on Old
Sapulpa Road. (918) 224-5511.
Maggie M. Trolley, 701 E.
THINgS TO DO AND See Dewey.
Giant sculpture celebrating
Collins Building, 317 East the town’s various industries,
Lee. Built in 1925 as a Masonic junction of Frankoma Road and
Temple. Contact S.M.S. (918) Oklahoma 66 on the east side of
Creek County Courthouse. * Sapulpa Historical Museum,
Downtown District. Walking 100 East Lee. Open 10 a.m. to 3
Tour available. National Regis-
ter Historic District. Ghost sign
see SAPULPA, page 37
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* Happy Burger, 215 N. Mission.
SAPULPA (918) 224-7750.
continued from page 36 * Hickory House Bar B Que,
626 N. Mission. (918) 224-7830.
p.m. Mon.-Thurs. Free admission. * R&T Express Grocery, 100 W.
(918) 224-4871. Dewey. (918) 227-2021.
Heritage Park. Corner of Poplar * Sapulpa Super 8 Motel. 1505
and Hobson. New Sapulpa Rd. (918) 227-3300.
* Le Jardin Specialty Gifts, 114 * Tulsa Sapulpa Union Railway,
E. Dewey. (918) 224-6468. 701 E. Dewey. (918) 224-4422.
* Copper Oaks Bed and Break- * Turnpike Wrecker, 11902 S.
fast. 7806 Hwy. 97. (918) 224- 161st West Ave. (918) 224-4422.
3986. Water Street Gallery, 16 S. Water
* Dewey St. Market, 209 E. St., Sapulpa, OK 74066.
Dewey. (918) 227-4508 * Association member.
* The Frame Shoppe, 110 E.
Dewey. (918) 224-1767.
* Boom-a-rang Diner, 126 E.
Dewey. (918) 224-6200. Route 66 clips the northwest edge
* Clark Oil Distributors, Inc. of Kellyville, so don’t expect to see
801 W. Dewey Ave. (918) 224- any sort of downtown district unless
3070. you jog off to go exploring.
* First United Bank and Trust. Remnants of the earlier Portland
315 E. Dewey Ave. (918) 224-5151. cement concrete alignment are vis-
* Freddie’s BBQ and Steakhouse, ible near the current road.
1425 New Sapulpa Road (current Kellyville goes down in the record
66). (918) 224-4301. books for two reasons. First, it was
Gabe’s Printing, 108 E. Dewey. the site of Oklahoma’s worst train
(918) 224-5660. disaster, when in 1917, two Frisco
Guardian of the Plains, bronze steam locomotives collided just west
bison on New Sapulpa Road. see KeLLYVILLe, page 38
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of town. Twenty-three people were killed; 80 were injured. The city hall of-
fice has a display of historic photos taken at the time.
Second, in the early 1970s, Kellyville almost became Oklahoma’s only
snow-ski resort. It was to be supported by snow-making machines, but the
project never got off the ground.
Homes Grandma’s Cottage
Cozy and comfy
City Hall: (918) 247-6160.
THINgS TO DO AND See
Come stay the night on Route 66 in our all furnished, City Hall. Photos of train disaster.
totally decorated awesome cottages. Two bedroom, Blue Top Motel (now a private residence; note train planters).
Boats emerging from deck.
one bath with living room and kitchen.
Continental Breakfast provided.
Reservations must be made in advance.
In 1897, Bristow started out as a Cherokee Nation trading post.
Will take calls until 5 p.m. only without reservations. The city’s name comes from the Honorable J.L. Bristow, who was Assistant
Postmaster General at the time the local post office was established.
$79.00 plus 9% tax per night up Bristow reportedly has more miles of brick streets than any other town in
to 5 people. Oklahoma. That’s because most of the side streets paved in the late 1800s still
retain their brick.
For more information, contact: Speaking of bricks, Bristow’s downtown district has a number of vintage
brick buildings in top-notch condition.
Charlsie Hummel The Historical Society’s Town Square Project/Bristow Museum is acces-
The Ranch House 918-519-3510 sible from 66.
Warm and rustic 918-367-1355 On the west side of town, a sign will point you toward the Wake Island
or Memorial, commemorating the famous World War II battle. Check out the
Rhinestone Cowboy Jennifer Isaacs beautiful lake while you are there.
Old West 918-521-5303
see BRISTOW, page 39
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* Russ’ Ribs, 223 S. Main. (918)
BRISTOW 367-5656. Like a good neighbor,
Visit Bristow OK. www.visitbris-
continued from page 38 towok.com. State Farm is there.
THINgS TO DO AND See * Route 66 Association member.
Wm. Kent Clovis, lUtCF
Bristow Museum, One Railroad
Place. Open Monday-Friday. Free DePeW Agent
admission. (918) 367-5151. Plan on making the jog off cur-
Firestone station, West Fourth. rent 66 onto the older alignment of
* Granny’s Emporium, 709 A S. 66, which runs through downtown
Roland. (918) 367-1727. Depew. Historic structures line 714 West Fourth Street
* The Hangar. 619 S. Roland. both sides of a tidy main street, and P.o. Box 270
* Hummel Hideaway Homes, a small grocery store offers snacks Stroud, OK 74079
424 Roland. (918) 367-1192. and souvenirs. For more informa- Off.: (918) 968-2552 STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES
Route 66 Cottage, 308 S. Ma- tion, call City Hall at (918) 324- Home: (918) 968-2035 Home offices Bloomington, illinois
ple. (918) 324-5830. 5251 or go to VisitDepewOK.com
709 A. South Roland Street
Hwy #66 West
Bristow, OK 74010
fabrics - Gifts - Antiques - Souvenirs
Tuesday-Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Owner: Ann Foutch Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
Sapulpa - 2 S. Main St. - 918.224-3210
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general information RoaD FaCtS
Lincoln County has two single arch steel truss bridges. One
Follow 66 signs both in town and out in the country. Fol- is on 66B on the west side of Wellston. The second is on
low 66B to go through the downtown business district of an older fragment a little over half a mile east of Stroud on
Wellston. the north side of the road off in the brush. There was a third
one on SH 66 near Wellston, but it was removed in 2003.
Street names of Route 66 in towns (east to west) You can spot old alignments east of Stroud on into Creek
Stroud: 66 • 66/Main • 66 County. Please consult Jim Ross’
Davenport: 66 • 66/Broadway • 66 Oklahoma Route 66 for details.
Chandler: 66/1st • 66/Mickey Clarkson Avenue for sweep-
ing curve • 66/Manvel • 66/hard
curve by old gas station (now
a car lot)
Warwick: 66/no spe-
cial name given
Wellston: Ash/66B •
2nd/66B • 66B
DID YOU KNOW? Dawn Welch, owner of the Rock Café, was the inspiration for the character Sally Carrera in the Pixar movie “Cars.”
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See if you can find the following landmarks, listed in no particular order:
• Meramec Caverns Barn. If you are traveling east, you can’t miss it. If you are westbound, here’s a hint: It’s about 3.5
miles west of Chandler and faces west, so you’ll have to keep looking over your shoulder or into your rearview mirror to
find it. This is the only remaining Meramec Caverns structure left on Oklahoma Route 66.
• StableRidge Vineyards. Just west of Stroud.
• Short stretch of Portland cement concrete just east of Chandler
near a railroad trestle.
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For Group Reservations ... Call 405-258-3200
DID YOU KNOW? Oklahoma celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2007.
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ery’s Wine Village tasting room,
STROUD located in downtown Stroud,
This “Midway City” sits in and Stableridge Winery, located
the heart of Central Oklahoma. in an old Catholic church at the
Stroud is located between Okla- western edge of town.
homa City and Tulsa on I-44 Two more wineries — The
(the Turner Turnpike) at the Grape Junction and Territorial
junction of historic Route 66 Vineyards — opened in 2007.
and State Highway 99. Opportunities for recreation
From Stroud, there is easy ac- abound in the area. Stroud Lake
cess to I-35 and I-40, as well as is just a few minutes from town
to Shawnee, Stillwater and other and offers fishing and boating on
areas of the state. over 621 surface acres as well as
The City of Stroud is rich in camping and swimming from a
history. Buildings constructed “white sand” beach.
prior to statehood are still oc- Stroud has a nine-hole public
cupied. golf course just two miles from
The Stroud Public Library is town. Six city parks offer play-
in an Art Deco structure built grounds, fishing, swimming, ball
in 1929 by what is now known fields, barbecue grills, restrooms
as Southwestern Bell. It has been and more.
renovated to house the library On Route 66 in the heart
collection as well as other his- of Stroud is the historic Rock
toric documents, photographs, Café, built in 1939 and owned
and quilts. by Dawn Welch, who served as
The Sac and Fox Nation, one the inspiration for the character
of Oklahoma’s 39 tribes, makes Sally Carrera in the 2006 Pixar
its home in Stroud. film Cars, which was nominated
The heart of Oklahoma’s bur- for two Academy Awards.
geoning wine industry is Lincoln Stroud hosts several festivals
County. and events during the year, in-
There are more than 30 vine- cluding a brick and rolling pin
yards within 30 miles of Stroud, throw.
and this stretch of Route 66
boasts Sparks Vineyard and Win- see STROUD, page 44
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continued from page 42 Located midway between Okla-
homa City and Tulsa, Davenport is
* Stroud Chamber of Com- a bustling little town where travel-
merce, 216 W. Main, has maps ers can still drive on original Port-
available for a walking or driving land cement pavement.
tour of Stroud’s historic homes. For From the Y at Seventh and
more information, call the Cham- Broadway, travelers can take a short
ber at (918) 968-3321 or visit side trip onto Davenport’s brick-
www.stroudok.com. paved Broadway, which is on the
National Register of Historic Plac-
ThingS TO DO anD See es. Don’t miss the historic marker
Coca-Cola ghost sign. in front of the post office or the
Stroud Lake, 3 miles north on 32-foot-high mural on the south
SH 99, 3 miles east on Lake Road. side of the 1905 Farmers Bank
(918) 968-3890. Building.
Walking/driving tour of his- Four miles northeast of town, on
toric homes. Maps available at the the original dirt alignment of 66, is
Chamber of Commerce. a concrete obelisk marking the old
* Territorial Cellars, 1521 N. Ozark Trail. A small sign two miles
Hwy. 99, Suite 1. (918) 968-2575. west of Stroud directs travelers to
* Rock Café, 114 W. Main. the monument.
(918) 968-3990. * Davenport Chamber of Com-
* Shoe Tree Trading Post, 3750 merce: (800) 252-8854. www.dav-
East Hwy. 66. (918) 968-0223. enportok.org.
* StableRidge Winery, 2016
Hwy 66 West. (918) 968-2568. ThingS TO DO anD See
* P&G Originals. 3752 E. Hwy. * Central Oklahoma Telephone
66. (918) 968-0100. Company, 223 Broadway, has an
* Vallarta Mexican Restaurant. old switchboard and phones on
315 N. 8th Ave. (918) 987-1043.
* Route 66 Association member. see DaVenPORT, page 45
DiD YOU KnOW? The Oklahoma Route 66 association has its headquarters at the Route 66 interpretive Center in Chandler’s Old armory.
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DaVenPORT ings. Downtown, visitors will find
the Museum of Pioneer History, the
continued from page 44 North End Gallery and other at-
tractions to pique their interest.
display. (800) 252-8854. The huge WPA-era native stone
* Dan’s Bar-B-Que Pit, 706 Armory has been converted to a mu-
Broadway. (918) 377-2288. seum and visitors’ center that houses
* Early Bird Café. 901 Broadway. the Oklahoma Route 66 Associa-
(918) 377-2209. tion headquarters and the Route 66
* Marketplace Insurance Agency, Interpretive Center. A few blocks
205 Broadway. Tourism information away, an old Phillips 66 cottage-
available. (918) 377-2355 style gas station is in the process of
* Route 66 Association member.
Route 66 artist Jerry McClanahan
has opened an art gallery in Chan-
* Chandler Chamber of Com-
Chandler is one of two Oklaho- merce, 804 Manvel: (405) 258-
ma cities settled by its own land run. 0673, or visit online at www.chan-
The community was only 6 years dlerok.com
old when a tornado ripped through
it in 1897. Twelve of the surviving ThingS TO DO anD See
buildings are now on the National * Museum of Pioneer History and
Register of Historic Places. Lincoln County Historical Society,
A large mural depicting Chan- 719 Manvel. (405) 258-2425.
dler’s history decorates a wall near * Boom-a-rang Diner. 912 Man-
the southwest end of town, and au- vel Ave.
thentic ghost signs — including the * Chandler Route 66 Interpretive
historic St. Cloud Hotel sign — are
visible on the sides of brick build- see ChanDLeR, page 46
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Center, 400 E. Route 66. (405) 258-1300.
Route 66 mural, west end of town.
* Bradley’s Pottery, 2121 W. 15th St. (405) 258-0025.
* Community Thrift Shop of Chandler, P.O. Box 15. (405) 258-8258.
IBC Bank, 1804 E. First St. (405) 258-2351.
* LD’s Automotive. (405) 258-2120.
* Lincoln Motel, 740 East First. Built in 1939. (405) 258-0200.
* McJerry’s Route 66 Gallery, 310 Manvel Ave. (903) 467-6384.
* Randy Bowen Chevrolet, 1201 Manvel Ave. (405) 258-0055.
* VFW Post 1719. 900726 S. 3420 Rd. (405) 258-3050.
* 66 Association member.
The Museum of Pioneer History, Chandler, OK
Presents Free Performances of
Miss Fay's Historical Marionette Theater
Now taking group and individual reservations for Sept. & Oct. 2010
Contact: Joann McMillan
Flying Heart Theatre
Rt. 5 Box 210 • Eufaula, OK • 74432
(918) 707-3000 • http://www.joannmcmillan.com/
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66 in this area until 1933, when it
WaRWiCK was bypassed by the current align-
Route 66 through the little ment. At the time, the citizens of
town of Warwick has two pro- Wellston sued the highway depart-
nounced curves. Warwick is home ment to keep Route 66 in their
to the Seaba Engine Rebuilding downtown. They lost the lawsuit
but received a State Highway 66
garage, which opened in 1921 and
designation and Portland cement
is being restored as a motorcycle
paving all the way through town.
museum. City of Wellston: (405) 356-
Town Hall: (405) 258-0146. 2476.
WeLLSTOn ThingS TO DO anD See
Highway 66B, which takes trav- * Dream Big T-Shirts. 333684
elers through downtown Wellston, E. Rt. 66.
was the original alignment of Route * Association member.
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Custom designed & handmade baby & children’s items.
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Specialty Items & Great Gift Ideas.
Come see us on Historic Route 66
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