Wednesday, November 2, 2016

News From Along Route 66, October 2016: Tow Tater Has Competition


OCTOBER 2--  Tow Tater, aka Tow Mater, has a competitor named Missouri Mater.  The 1951 International boom truck served as the inspiration for the character in the animated film "Cars."  But, now there is another one just 15 miles away in Carterville, Missouri.

You can never have too much Mater.

OCTOBER 3--  The Mid-Point Cafe in Adrian, Texas, has been put up for sale because of the owner's health issues.  Let's hope it continues.  Neat place.

OCTOBER 4--  The Curt Teich Postcard Archives is going to be donated by the Lake County, Illinois, Forest Preserve District to Chicago's Newberry Library.  Sad to see it moving so far away from nearby Wauconda as this is an amazing collection of postcards showing the U.S. as it was.  Curt teich was one of the biggest makers of postcards.

Tippin' Tractors and Runnin' From Frank.  --RoadMater

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