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New renderings of Sapulpa’s giant gas pump released

New renderings of Sapulpa’s giant gas pump released

New artist’s renderings were released Monday of the giant gas pump that will be built outside the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum on Route 66 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Initial reports more than two weeks ago said the pump was…

So what’s going to be in the OKPOP museum?

So what’s going to be in the OKPOP museum?

After a topsy-turvy session in the Oklahoma Legislature, major funding for the OKPOP museum finally was approved and is slated to open in Tulsa’s Brady District in 2018. A lot of people assume the museum is going to focus on…

Military museum may come to Wilmington

Ohio native R. Fred Rolsten has amassed a sizable collection of military memorabilia from World War I, World War II and other eras that may end up on Route 66 in Wilmington, Illinois, reported Shaw Media. A search for a…

Auto museum with giant gas pump planned in Sapulpa

Auto museum with giant gas pump planned in Sapulpa

A Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum is being planned along the Mother Road in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, that includes a 20-foot-tall, vintage-inspired gas pump. The museum is being built in the old armory building (below) along Route 66 on Sapulpa’s west…

A closer look at the Route 66 Experience design

A closer look at the Route 66 Experience design

A few hours after I filed the story about the impending announcement Wednesday about the Route 66 Experience museum complex in Tulsa, I received architect renderings of the building that’s set to open sometime in 2018. As you can see,…

Tulsa Route 66 museum’s opening finally has a date

Tulsa Route 66 museum’s opening finally has a date

The Route 66 Experience museum near the banks of the Arkansas River in Tulsa has been in the planning stages for more than a decade. Now, according to the Tulsa World, the city will announce plans later today to have what…

Teaser film out about Will Rogers, Route 66

A few weeks ago, the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma, announced it was working with Kirkpatrick & Kinslow Productions in nearby Tulsa to produce a three-minute film about the link between Oklahoma movie star and humorist Will Rogers…

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