Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Along 66, March 2018: The Threatt Gas Station and Midpoint Cafe
From the Route 66 News site.
MARCH 14-- Land dispute may hold up restoration of Threatt Filling Station near Luther, Oklahoma. The people restoring it want it to be a visitors center and museum.
It was built in 1916 and was one of the few black-owned businesses along Route 66. It operated until the early 1960s. Then it became a home.
One of the few places black motorists could use. Just for this fact alone it should be reopened and turned into a museum about the black experience on Route 66.
MARCH 15-- Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas, reopens with new owners on March 28. neat place, but how do they know they are at the midpoint of Route 66?