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Tulsa in Tulsa County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Route 66 Motels

 

Tulsa's Historic Route 66

 
Route 66 Motels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
1. Route 66 Motels Marker
Inscription.  As automobiles became a popular mode of travel for leisure-seekers, early "auto-enthusiasts" camped along the roadside or in organized tourist campgrounds. Beginning in the 1920s, motor courts and motels developed along busier highways to provide affordable accommodations for families and individuals. Typically located outside of city centers, the motor hotel included rows of freestanding cabins or attached rooms arranged around a courtyard. The motel was often one part of a larger complex that also included a restaurant, a service station, and sometimes a swimming pool. There was ample parking in front of each room or sometimes in an attached garage.

The number of roadside motels soared through the 1930s and again after World War Il, following the rise in automobile ownership. As Americans enjoyed the prosperity and freedom of the post-war period, the number of motels in the United States quadrupled.

To attract customers, motel operators erected giant signs to catch the attention of travelers. Typically an elaborate neon display helped to communicate the motel's quality and range of services.
 
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Route 66 Motels Marker with trail map. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
2. Route 66 Motels Marker with trail map.
2019 by Tulsa Route 66 Commission. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 36° 8.889′ N, 95° 50.698′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is on East 11th Street east of East Skelly Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11707 East 11th Street, Tulsa OK 74128, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rose Bowl Lanes (approx. 2.8 miles away); McIntyre Airport (approx. 3 miles away); Cyrus Avery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Tulsa Oklahoma World War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); International Petroleum Exposition (approx. 4.9 miles away); Wolf Robe Hunt's Indian Trading Post (approx. 5.3 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 5.4 miles away); David L. Boren Boulevard (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
 
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Route 66 Motels Marker with the Route 66 Eastern Gateway Arch in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
3. Route 66 Motels Marker with the Route 66 Eastern Gateway Arch in background.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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