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Route 66 State Park, Missouri - May 26, 2007

An afternoon visit to Route 66 State Park, along Historic 66 outside St. Louis. The park occupies land from the former Times Beach area, famous for dioxin contamination.

First stop, the visitors center.

A US 66 timeline. [Crop/Zoom: 3456x1336]

Some old maps. [Crop/Zoom: 2212x2184]

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An old neon sign.

Assorted Rte 66 memorabilia. [Crop/Zoom: 3481x1830]

An old US 66 shield. [Larger: 1744x1308]

More of the memorabilia. [Crop/Zoom: 3470x1816]

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Times Beach story. [Crop/Zoom: 3484x1652]

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Motel entrance sign from the Coral Court. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Now out to take a look at the old US 66 bridge over the Meramec. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Looking south toward the I-44 bridge. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Looking north. [Full size: 3488x2616]

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The visitor center and museum from the outside. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Next stop in the park, Boat Launch.

The launch. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Back toward the main part of the park, passing under I-44. [Larger: 1744x1308]

And then under the old US 66 bridge. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Back toward the exit. [Crop/Zoom: 704x872]

There's some water from recent rains and floods on the grounds. [Larger: 1744x1308]

We also made a quick look at this nearby county park.

Lots of trees and picnic areas, but mainly it seems to be a place to hike. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Getting back onto I-44. [Larger: 1744x1308]

And back toward the hotel area. [Crop/Zoom: 1344x926]
E-mail domain:, username: terescoj - Mon May 28 20:16:36 EDT 2007

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