Today, I made quite a bit of progress going across Oklahoma. There are no where near as many abandoned buildings in this part of the state compared to other parts of Route 66.
The photograph above was taken in Catoosa, OK. It’s the interior of a large blue whale thingie that used to be part of a swimming hole. Do a google search on "catoosa blue whale" and I’m sure you’ll find more info than you care to know about.
Since you are in this part of the country, thought you might like to know a couple if things about route 66.
The good part, it was a Tulsan who was instrumental in getting his idea of the long connecting road between Chicago and L.A started.
The bad part..the Turner Turnpike (between Oklahoma City and Tulsa) was the first modern ‘bypass’ to be built along route 66, back in the 50’s. This signaled the demise of the famous roadway, as other states soon started building this ‘modern’ roadway…