Saturday, June 1, 2019

Along 66, April 2019: Vacuum Cleaners and Oldest

APRIL 24--  The Vacuum Cleaner Museum in St. James, Missouri, is going to close this Friday because of lack of attendance.  They have a vast collection of vacuum cleaners dating from the early 1900s.  The collection was started by Tom Gasko.  Reckon I am part of the problem as I didn't visit it.


APRIL  26--  Casper's Diner in Springfield, Missouri is not exactly on Route 66 but claims to be the oldest operating p[lace on Route 66.  It is 110 years old and on 601 W. Walnut Street.

Ron Warnick says Ike's Chili in Tulsa opened in 1908. It is cluttered and has a top-secret chili recipe. Sycamore Inn, Rancho Cucamonga (always love that name), California is on Foothill Boulevard (Route 66) and has been open since 1848.

I'll have to check out Casper's and Ike's.


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