Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Along 66, December 2017: Mother Jones and Roger Miller


DECEMBER 12--  A Mother Jones marker was dedicated at the I-55 rest area.  She was a union activist and leader of the coal miners.  The rest area is located south of Springfield, Illinois, in the southbound lanes.

Her grave is in Mt. Olive New York.

DECEMBER 18--  The Roger Miller Museum in Erick,Oklahoma, will close for good because of financial difficulties.  It opened in 2004.  Of course, favorite son Roger Miller was a noted performer in the 1960s, especially known for his huge hit  "King of the Road."

I always hate to see a museum close.  Sadly, we never got around to visiting it.

"Rooms to Let 50 Cents."  --RoadDog

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