|Trace The Mitten|
Happenings, Reflections, Ideas, Analysis
Today my ride took me 19.5 miles from Bridgeport. Route 66 is close to the Interstate in this stretch. Occasionally you ride upon a very old stretch of the highway. It was 12 years after it opened before paving was done on many sections. As Route 66 opened in was a dirt road. Auto traffic now often opt for the smoother roads, but some will try a stretch for a short part while I am riding. I see them quickly moving back to the main road.
Have you seen this design of a gas station? The residence was the second story. I love the commute to work. This building on the National Register of Historical Buildings. Lucille Hamons operated this station in 1941 with her husband. She operated the business until 2000.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provine_Service_Station Her service and dedication to her guests gave her the label of "The Mother of the Mother Road.
Wow! I can see the progress west. Hydro received the name for the water in the area, but it did not look like they have any more than other town.
Being on Route 66 is a big thing for a community. The elevation is gaining gradually. I am now at 2464'.