New mural in Sapulpa shows several Route 66 sites

A new mural in downtown Sapulpa, Oklahoma, shows historical sites in that town, including several along Route 66.

The 1,300-square-foot mural, which was finished earlier this week, stands near Dewey Avenue (aka Route 66) and Main Street.

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The mural is “a gift to the city” from Joni Rogers-Kante and The Kante Group, CCR Construction, and the Mathesons, who own the building the mural is being painted on. Designed by Scott Taylor and his team at Colorpop Art Lab in Tulsa, the mural contains a dozen or so symbols of Sapulpa’s rich history, from the “Guardian of the Plains” Buffalo that sits on New Sapulpa Road, to the famed Harvey House, to the Burnett Mansion, which now houses the offices for The Make Sense Foundation and will soon reopen for special events.
Rogers-Kante was involved at the conception and provided the inspiration behind the gift of art. “I thought a mural bursting with color would lift our community’s spirit during this challenging time, as well as reflect the features of life and history of our town.”

Veteran Route 66 explorers also will notice the Rock Creek Bridge, the TeePee Drive-In, Frankoma Pottery, the Sapulpa Interurban Trolley and the giant fuel pump at the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum.

(Image of the new mural courtesy of Suzanne Shirey)

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