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Afton, Oklahoma

29 Mar

One of many treasures situated along the Mother Road, Afton Station sits on the right side of the road if your traveling east in Afton, Oklahoma. You can read more of its story here. The sign outside of this restored station reads:
“Vintage Cars”
“Route 66 Memorabilia”
“Old Fashioned Tourist Trap”
It apparently is an official Route 66 Tourist Attraction.

Afton got it’s place on the map long before Route 66 rolled through town. What it is now is a small community offering fabulous photographic opportunities of what remains of the worn and tattered fabric of time slowly fading as another day passes along the I-44.

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8 Comments

Posted by on March 29, 2011 in Oklahoma, Photo A Day, small towns

 

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8 responses to “Afton, Oklahoma

  1. backroadrambler

    March 29, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I love that building!

     
  2. wildstorm

    March 29, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    I do too. Wish I spent more time in this town.

     
  3. Pastor Larry

    March 30, 2011 at 5:41 am

    I did the old style gas pumps. Did the price indicate 32 cents a gallon?

     
  4. Bobby

    March 30, 2011 at 10:07 am

    That is actually very pretty. I would stop there just for the nostalgia…

     
  5. swanpetal

    March 30, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Love the roof.

     
  6. lowandslow

    March 30, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    The interstate highway system has been a great thing, but for those towns on old Route 66 it has been a final nail in their coffin. Like small towns don’t have enough trouble staying alive as it is.

    Thanks for the photo and the link. 🙂

    S

     
  7. Laurel

    March 31, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    What a nice surprise to see my place on this fine blog! I also appreciate the comments by others. Therefore, you’re all invited to come see us in person! Afton Station is a small Route 66 museum and vintage car museum. We restored the 1930 gas station about 11 years ago and have been having fun greeting visitors ever since. You can read more at my website: http://www.aftonstation66.com or my blog at: http://www.aftonstationblog-laurel.blogspot.com.

    Laurel Kane, Afton OK

     
  8. burstmode

    April 2, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Gorgeous shot. A true mix of Mediterranean and Americana. Laurel, thank goodness there are people like you that will save beauty even where others don’t see it.

     

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