This presentation is part of Are We There Yet? Preservation of Roadside Architecture & Attractions Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 10-12, 2018.

By Rhys Martin


My presentation will consist of an oral presentation with accompanying photos.  The subject will consist of Route 66 attractions in Oklahoma, including but not limited to:

  • Hole in the Wall Station in Commerce
  • Coleman Theatre in Miami
  • Sidewalk Highway near Narcissa
  • Packard Museum in Afton
  • Pedestrian Tunnel in Chelsea
  • Totem Pole Park in Foyil
  • Will Rogers Highway marker in Claremore
  • Blue Whale in Catoosa
  • Meadow Gold Sign in Tulsa
  • Route 66 Village in Tulsa
  • Rock Creek Bridge in Sapulpa
  • Main Street in Depew
  • Lincoln County Express near Stroud
  • Rock Café in Stroud
  • Armory in Chandler
  • Rock of Ages Station near Arcadia
  • Round Barn in Arcadia
  • Pops in Arcadia
  • Milk Bottle Grocery in OKC
  • Yukon’s Best Silo in Yukon
  • South Canadian Pony Truss Bridge near Bridgeport
  • Lucille’s Station in Hydro
  • Western Motel sign in Sayre
  • Sandhills Curiosity Shoppe in Erick

I will talk about the historic significance of each site as well as any restoration efforts that have taken place.


Rhys Martin is a photographer and travel writer from Tulsa, OK.  After a ten-month international backpacking journey, he focused his attention on Route 66 and the American experience.  He has traveled all 2,400 miles of the Mother Road and regularly seeks out forgotten corners of the Midwest.  Rhys writes a monthly travel column for Tulsa People Magazine and his work has been featured in This Land, Route 66 Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Inbound Asia Magazine, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World.


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