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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:15 pm 
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We, you are correct about the heads/tails, especially with Blockley tyres. Sunpike cam in the horse and buggy days. The dirt roads that were subject to deep mud were paved with logs, and the property owner would charge a fee to cross. (Somethings never change) more frugal travelers found ways around these pay as you go paved roadways, and they were referred as "Shunpikes" ...................Jim.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:10 pm 
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Drove parts of 66 on the way to 2013 WCH in Santa Fe. As others have said, a little hard to do as it just stops in some places. But we enjoyed it for several hundred miles.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:52 pm 
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In the home stretch, stop at Donut Man on Rt. 66 in Glendora, CA.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:20 am 
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STEVEN MOORE wrote:
Stop at this place in Lebanon Mo .
There are kool places to see every mile of the Route


Hi Steven,

I would like to stop in at this place, and get a picture of my car there like in your picture. But I’m having trouble finding where this is. Got a link or address for it?

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:48 am 
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In the lyrics to the “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” song by Bobby Troup, several place names are mentioned. Here are all of them, in song order:

Chicago, LA
St. Louis
Joplin, Missouri
Oklahoma City
Amarillo
Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona
Winona
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernardino



I had to look up Winona. Wasn’t super easy. It’s in Arizona.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:21 am 
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Wes Bender wrote:
<snip>My philosophy is that, unless you are under tight time constraints, shunpike as much as possible. (No, it's not in Webster's Dictionary, but it means to avoid the Interstates.)

Hi again Wes,

shunpike” and “shunpiking” may not be in Webster’s, but Wiki has a page on shunpiking. The term dates to at least as far back as the 1780s.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunpiking

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Shunpikes were known in the United States soon after independence. In the mid 1700s, Samuel Rice built a road over the Hoosac Range in northwestern Massachusetts, near the present Hoosac Tunnel. Subsequently, a nearby road for stagecoaches was built around 1787, which became subject to control of the Turnpike Association incorporated in 1797. People desiring to avoid the turnpike fees took the Rice Road instead of the stage road, and so the Rice Road earned the sobriquet “shunpike”.



I’ll be shunpiking as much as possible!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:43 pm 
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Check out Michael Wallis' "Route 66: The Mother Road."
http://www.michaelwallis.com/books/

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/03122 ... 0312281617

And, of course, Clines Corners Travel Center, 1 Yacht Club Drive, Clines Corners, NM, where Route 66 lost its way.

https://www.clinescorners.com/history.html


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:14 am 
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John Standish wrote:
Check out Michael Wallis' "Route 66: The Mother Road."
http://www.michaelwallis.com/books/

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/03122 ... 0312281617

And, of course, Clines Corners Travel Center, 1 Yacht Club Drive, Clines Corners, NM, where Route 66 lost its way.

https://www.clinescorners.com/history.html


Good history — thanks John.

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If you wind up in Tulsa on a Saturday morning, the Cimmaron PCA meets about 8:00 for breakfast at the Wild Fork restaurant in Utica Square. Encourage you to stop in...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:05 am 
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Gregory Gray wrote:
If you wind up in Tulsa on a Saturday morning, the Cimmaron PCA meets about 8:00 for breakfast at the Wild Fork restaurant in Utica Square. Encourage you to stop in...


Thanks, Gregory, sounds good if we can fit the timing.

I found the Cimarron PCA site, http://www.cimarronregionpca.org/

Thanks again.

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