Friday, February 6, 2009

Before we leave McLean, Texas: Fill 'er up!

McLean, Texas is abundant with true Americana and eccentric roadside attractions. One of its best is this beautifully restored 1927 cottage-style Phillips 66 gas station, commissioned after the U.S. Government decided to create a little coast-to-coast highway known as Route 66.  This site hearkens back to a time when a gas station was a little oasis for road-weary travellers looking to fill their tanks and radiators and mop their brows and be greeted by friendly bow-tie wearing servicemen who wiped your windshield and offed you a map. Maybe the Joads stopped here on their way out of Oklahoma. 

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