El Reno Rt. 66 monument - El Reno, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 35° 31.897 W 097° 57.278
14S E 594772 N 3932502
A large Rt. 66 monument was designed with photo opportunities in mind. Visitors can climb inside the "66" and be part of the Rt. 66 sign!
Waymark Code: WM10CB8
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 04/12/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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This 10' tall white and black Rt. 66 monument was placed in 2018. It is next to a Rock Island Railcar display, citizen memorials, and a Love Padlock display. The sculpture/monument was specifically designed to allow for photo opportunities for travelers on Rt. 66.

From the website Rt66news.com:

The city of El Reno, Oklahoma, on Wednesday installed a 10-foot-tall Route 66 monument, days before the annual El Reno Fried Onion Burger Day festival this weekend.

The monument, made by PremierCraft in nearby Oklahoma City, sits at West Wade Street and South Choctaw Avenue, near Sid’s Diner.

It’s designed so tourists can sit inside the double sixes, making it ideal for photo opportunities.

The El Reno City Council approved the making of the monument in February for not more than $50,000.

The El Reno Tribune reported:

Mayor Matt White got the idea for the monument after he and his wife drove through Arizona and saw throngs of people waiting in line to have their photo taken standing on a corner in Winslow, Ariz., a line made famous in a song by the band The Eagles.

Check out this article link that also includes videos of the monument.
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A second article on this same website states:

On Tuesday, February 13, the City Council unanimously agreed to celebrate the history of “America’s Mother Road,” historic Route 66, with a monument designed to capture the attention and inspire reflection for travelers across generations. The Route 66 Monument, designed by PremierCraft, will be placed at the intersection of Route 66, the Rock Island Railroad, and the historic Chisholm Trail. This location is at the corner of W. Watts and S. Choctaw, catty-corner from Sid’s Diner.
Americana: Statues

Significant Interest: Monument

Milestone or Marker: Dedication

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W. Watts and S. Choctaw
El Reno, OK USA

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