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Will Rogers Route 66 Ribbon Road Monument Dedication
By Oklahoma Tourism Staff
The Oklahoma Route 66 Association and Afton Station Route 66 Museum in Afton will dedicate the new Will Rogers Route 66 Ribbon Road monument on Saturday, November 12 at 1 p.m. The granite monument, one mile north of Afton on old Route 66, commemorates and marks the Ribbon Road, also known as the Nine-Foot Highway.
Completed in 1922 before highway standards were established, the road was a mere one lane wide. It was one of the earliest stretches of the Mother Road to be bypassed in the 1930s, and it remains the only piece of Route 66 roadway of its type in existence.
This historic stretch of road is considered a "must see" for the thousands of international and domestic travelers who tour Route 66 each year.
Immediately following the monument dedication, Afton Station/Route 66 Packards will host a reception at their restored service station at 12 S.E. 1st St. in Afton.
Laurel Kane, Afton Station
918-382-9465 or 918-284-3829