Tulsa's Historic Route 66
Avery had the foresight to understand the potential popularity of the automobile and its impact on commerce, specifically the tourist industry. He joined several transcontinental road associations with the intent of promoting the construction and maintenance of roads and interstate highways. As vice president of the Ozark Trail Association,
Cyrus Avery served as state highway commissioner from 1922 to 1926. In 1926 the Ozark Trail was one of the many highways used to form U.S. Highway 66. Avery served as the vice president of the renamed U.S. Highway 66 Association in 1927.
In addition to public service, Avery was an entrepreneur and a salesman. The original alignment of Route 66 traveled west along East 11th Street and jogged one mile north along Mingo Road to Admiral Place (known at the time as Federal Drive). From there, Route 66 ran west along Admiral Place into downtown Tulsa and continued across the 11th street bridge out of Tulsa along South Quanah Road (Southwest Boulevard). This alignment brought the new highway directly in front of Avery's farmstead at the edge of Admiral Place. Avery opened one of the new highway's first service enterprises, including a filling station, a tourist camp, and the Old English Inn. The Mingo Road traffic circle surrounds the historic location of Avery's properties, long since demolished.
In 1935-1936 Avery served as the Works
Erected 2019 by Tulsa Route 66 Commission. (Marker Number 19.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
Location. 36° 9.639′ N, 95° 55.273′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is on East Admiral Place east of North Yale Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4904 East Admiral Place, Tulsa OK 74115, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McIntyre Airport (approx. 0.9 miles away); Admiral Place (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wolf Robe Hunt's Indian Trading Post (approx. 1.3 miles away); The University of Tulsa. (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rose Bowl Lanes (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bama Pie Company (approx. 1.9 miles away); International Petroleum Exposition (approx. 1.9 miles away); Casa Loma Hotel (Campbell Hotel) (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Cyrus Avery. (Submitted on November 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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