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Authentic Route 66 Gas Station
If you’ve ever thought about taking a trip down historic Route 66, here’s another reason to get that trip on the schedule. There are many unusual sights to see along the road but this Sinclair gas station, owned and operated by George Barnes and his wife Barb Turner-Barnes, is one of the best. Barb’s father rebuilt the station on its original lot after it burned down in the 1950’s.
    “We’ve kept the station alive as a tribute to my father, who became ‘fast friends’ with everyone who stopped here, from every state and many foreign countries,” Barb says. “The station is like a museum, with vintage signs, cars, trucks and old buildings. People can see Dad’s office just as he kept it and stroll through flower gardens on the property. Dad wanted every visitor to sign the guest book, and these days we constantly have folks asking to see books from previous years so they can look up their original signatures.”
    The station is a time capsule of history on the original 98-year-old, 2,448-mile highway that ran from Chicago to Santa Ana, Calif. The old two-lane has been rerouted onto newer highways in some areas, but there are still many parts of the road where you can travel back in time.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, George Barnes, 21118 Old 66, Ash Grove, Mo. 65604.

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2023 - Volume #47, Issue #3