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Baxter Springs in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Café on the Route

Route 66 Roadside Attraction

 
 
Café on the Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
1. Café on the Route Marker
Inscription.

Built circa 1870, the café was formerly the Crowell Bank, which Jesse James robbed in 1876. It is currently a restaurant and bed and breakfast.

Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeing.
 
Erected by Hampton Hotels.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 37° 1.474′ N, 94° 44.13′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Military Avenue (U.S. 69) and 11th Street, on the right when traveling south on Military Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Military Avenue, Baxter Springs KS 66713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crowell Bank (here, next to this marker); Indiana House (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois Cash Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Opperman Harness and Saddle Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Drovers' and Farmers' Bank
Café on the Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
2. Café on the Route Marker
Former Crowell Bank. Looking south.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Murder of C. M. Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); Polster Dry Goods Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
Regarding Café on the Route. The restaurant closed in January 2013.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Route 66 Caravan. (Submitted on November 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Baxter Springs. (Submitted on November 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Hampton's Hidden Landmarks. (Submitted on November 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Joplin Globe Story: Baxter Springs’ Cafe on the Route closes abruptly. (Submitted on January 24, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Former Crowell Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
3. Former Crowell Bank Building
Café on the Route Mural Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
4. Café on the Route Mural Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 703 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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