Cotton Boll Motel - Route 66 - Canute, Oklahoma, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 25.328 W 099° 16.721
14S E 474700 N 3919893
Quick Description: The much photographed 'Cotton Boll Motel' & Neon sign, both a bitter remnant of what once was on Route 66, where every building has a Soul. The Motel stands alongside the Mother Road in Canute, Oklahoma. USA.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 5/9/2016 11:46:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMR3ZT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Checkmark
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Long Description:
Cotton Boll Motel & its iconic Neon sign stand alongside the Mother Road in Canute. The sign is said to be among the most-photographed along Route 66. 'Canute' another town bypassed by the Interstate, with dire consequences, & now a virtual Ghost Town.

You never know, with the resurgence of Route 66 & its Neon's, someone may decide to refurbish the sign & the Motel. Or will it be sold of to developers like so many other Iconic relics along Route 66.

From USA Today:
"The Cotton Boll Motel's sign in Canute, Okla., is among the most-photographed along Route 66. The motel's owner, Pat Webb, checked into the 16-room building in the late 1990s and never left, turning a part of the place into his personal residence." Text Source: (visit link)

"The Cotton Boll Motel now stands derelict, and hairy grass and weeds have strangled the flowers that once grew beneath the angular, red sign. The mechanical horses trotted to the dump years ago, and the red neon lights have fallen into a tangled bramble of glass tubes, while the sparkly, flashing rate sign has been boarded up and covered with hokey campaign ads." Text Source: (visit link)

Name of business: Cotton Boll Motel

Type of business: Hotel/Motel

Condition of Neon Sign: Gonesville - Bitter remnant of what once was

Physical Location:


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Americana: Motel/Hotel

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Address of Icon:
606 Old US-66 & E. 6th Street, Canute, Oklahoma, USA.


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