Monday, September 29, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday

Finally a home for all those photos I take of old items!!

Continuing with our travels along Route 66 featuring iconic motel signs and other landmarks.

November and December 2012 saw us taking our first winter sojourn away from cold and snowy Toronto. We drove across from Toronto to (eventually) Los Angeles and back in the spring of 2013. We made many stops along the towns of Route 66 on interstate 40.

Winter 2013 and spring 2014 saw us do the same trip but we took interstate 10, further south from Route 66.

A trip to Chicago gave us another Route 66 photo op.

In earlier years we had taken many vacations in California which also led to some Route 66 icons.

I am enjoying doing these posts as I research the hotels and motels along the way and learn many new things.
Wikipedia is usually my source.

The Glancy - Clinton OK
Blue Swallow Motel - Tucumcari NM
Wigwam Motel - Rialto CA
Holbrook AZ

December 2012 - McLean TX

Last week I showed some Route 66 artifacts from the Devil's Rope Barbed Wire Museum.
This is probably the oddest museum we have visited. We were the only people there other than the rather elderly custodian.

The museum was officially opened in 1991 and focuses on barbed wire and its history. The museum is thought to have the largest collection of published material concerning barbed wire.

The Devil's Rope Museum is housed in a converted brassiere factory and is dedicated to the history of barbed wire, fencing tools, and ranching heritage. Features exhibits and collections from private wire collectors from across the U.S, a reference library with extensive patent information for researchers and educators, a dust bowl exhibit, salesman samples and warfare wire.


  1. Quite a peculiar museum.... particularly that barbed wire hat.

  2. Texas does have a lot of interesting places to visit. Glad you stopped in on your Route 66 trip.

  3. Wow, what a tour! I can't imagine making a hat or horse out of barbed wire.

  4. That hat should scratch your itch. Who knew that barbed wire was should a big deal! Tom The Backroads Traveller

  5. Oh, my, I would love this place!

  6. What an interesting museum. Barbed wire is fascinating, all the different styles. Loved the various sculptures created from the wire.

  7. Funny, I worked in brassiere factory for 2 1/2 days. It's all I could stand. lol Think I'll pass on that hat. Might be a bit prickly on the head. Who knew barbed wire would make such interesting art. Enjoyed the tour! Thanks for linking up!


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