The Round Barn in
has been a center of community activity and curiosity for over a century. Built
in 1898, the barn is 60 feet in diameter and 43 feet high with a local red
Permian rock foundation. Local burr oak timbers were soaked in water until
soft and then banded into the mold to create the rafters.
When U.S. Highway 66 came through
U.S. Route 66, colloquially known as the
Main Street of America or
the Mother Road,
was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. Established on
November 11, 1926, the highway became one of the most famous roads in America. covering a total of 2,448 miles. It was recognized in popular culture by
both the hit song "Get Your Kicks on Route 66" and
the Route 66 television show in
Route 66 comes through Oklahoma City on its way from Chicago to California. In some spots it has been taken over by the interstate system. Oklahoma has the longest stretch of original road left. This past weekend we started our exploration of this historic route.