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Oklahoma Route 66

Afton Station

Oklahoma Route 66

 

Afton, Oklahoma in 1930 Afton, Oklahoma was established as a farming community in 1886 and got it's name from the River Afton in Scotland - prominently mentioned in a Robert Burns poem. In the hey-day of Route 66 Afton was a prosperous town, but today the Interstate has taken its toll on this small Oklahoma town. There is much to see and take pictures of in Afton though. Historic architecture, vintage gas stations and fading auto courts can still be found throughout the town.
              
One such photogenic site is the old D-X Service Station, now preserved by Laurel and David Kane. Afton Station is the dream of Laurel Kane who moved to Afton a few years ago specifically  to restore this classic gas station and open a visitor center on her beloved road

Afton Station

              
Afton Station This old D-X Station lives once more as a visitor center on old Route 66 thanks to Laurel & David Kane. Next door, David's impressive collection of Packards is displayed for the Route 66 visitor. Yes there's a lot to see in Afton, Oklahoma these days.
          

Packard Service Sign

Afton Station Cars

               
Route 66 Tripper
Route 66 Tripper is the newest
addition to Afton Station.
                  
Many of the buildings in downtown Afton pre-date Route 66 and are from the days of stagecoach and buggies. The Pierce& Harvey Buggy Company building from 1911 must have closed its doors soon after they opened. Imagine starting a Buggy Company at the beginning of the automobile era! Maybe Pierce & Harvey opened up a gas station when Route 66 came through. The old stone building (right) was still intact in June 2003 but a fire in the building in July gutted this Afton Landmark. Thankfully no other buildings were lost in Afton. The years take their toll on what's left of Route 66. Weather, fire, vandals and development reduce what's left of our Mother Road each year.

Afton Stone Building

Palmer Hotel

1911 Pierce & Harvey Buggy Company

           

Rest Haven Motel Sign
This classic motor court in Afton
has been closed for quite awhile.

Photographs Taken May, June 2003

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