Route 66 Rail Haven: An Offspring Of The "Mother Road"
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Who could have foreseen the boom in business and travel when U.S. Route 66 blazed its trail through seven states over seventy years ago? In 1926 Rail Haven Motel, was built on what was the then outskirts of Springfield, Missouri, one of the "offsprings" of what they would call "The 'Mother Road.'" You will be caught up in the history of the businesses and the people who owned or worked at those places through the years. Scores of businesses were launched along the trail of Route 66, especially in Springfield, including restaurants and commercial buildings. Gordon Elliot, who commissioned this book, remains the owner/manager of the motel, which eventually became a member of the longest existing lodging chain in the world - Best Western. This book contains many historical photographs



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