Posted by: redforkhippie | February 29, 2008

Route 66 in Oklahoma: Mile 5


Day and Nite Cleaners on 11th Street (Route 66) in Tulsa. I had to make a decision about which path to take through Tulsa, as 66 went down 11th Street for much of its history, but the earliest alignment of the Mother Road followed 11th to Mingo, then cut over on Mingo to Admiral Place, and followed Admiral to Lewis, where it took a zigzag path through downtown Tulsa before joining Southwest Boulevard at the Arkansas River.

In many major cities — and a few small towns — Route 66 was realigned several times throughout its history to accommodate changing traffic patterns, road-widening projects, and political pressures. I opted for the 11th Street alignment in Tulsa because it’s a little better known than the Admiral Place alignment.



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