Monday, August 8, 2016

Tuesday Treasures

Tom hosts Tuesday's Treasures.

November 2012 - Oklahoma

This was taken as we drove from Toronto to Las Vegas for the winter.

This is in Canute OK the motel is circa 1960, built by former cotton farmers. A postcard from that time states:

16 Units Completely New and Modern Wall to Wall Carpets - Tile Baths Free TV in Rooms -Refrigerated Air-Conditioning - Baby Cribs - Laundry Service for Customers at Motel. Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Penick Owners and Managers

Boll - The seed-bearing capsule of certain plants, especially cotton and flax.

Canute was established in the early 1900s and located on the now-defunct Rock Island Railroad. Following the advent of the automobile, Canute became a popular stop along U.S. Route 66 and a large number of tourist businesses including gasoline service stations, motels and restaurants. However, when Interstate 40 bypassed the small village to the north in May, 1970 and received only one exit from the freeway, the local economy went into a decline due to the bypass and the concurrent closure of nearby Clinton-Sherman Air Force base at Burns Flat, leading most of those businesses to shut down.


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  2. That's a great sign! Too bad about the little town declining, though.

  3. Wow, I love this one! Wait, didn't I stay there once?? Lol... not. Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #3' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #4...

  4. What a find! It's a classic motel and I love the sign!

  5. Jackie, now this a treasure from the past, I love it. Thanks for sharing and please stop back again soon.

  6. Is this a blast from the past? How is EG's comment up there??
    Love these old-timey signs. :)


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