Paul McCartney Sign

Hiwassee Rd & Old Hwy 66
Arcadia, OK 73007
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Paul McCartney Sign

Address:
Hiwassee Rd & Old Hwy 66
Arcadia, OK 73007

Paul McCartney’s Route 66 road trip through Oklahoma in 2008 is forever commemorated by a 30x36 inch sign along an old stretch of the highway in Arcadia. In celebration of his 66th birthday, Sir Paul McCartney and his future wife Nancy Shevell loaded up in a 1989 Ford Bronco and set off along the Mother Road. Once in Arcadia, they stopped along an old section of highway and spoke with a local resident for directions. The interaction happened August 5, 2008, and the sign was placed in November 2020. It reads:

Their trip began on July 31, 2008, from Paul’s holiday home in The Hamptons, New York. They joined Route 66 in Illinois, hoping to stay incognito, but that lasted only a couple of days. On August 5, their journey brought them here, to this road: Old Highway 66, just east of Arcadia, Oklahoma.

Resident Toby Thompson was working outside when a Ford Bronco stopped and the driver asked him if this was Old 66. After a few seconds he realized who he was talking to. He had no pen, camera or phone with him, so he simply verified that yes, this was Old 66, and he told McCartney he was honored to meet him. They thanked him kindly and went on their way, staying overnight at the Skirvin Hotel downtown. Sightings of Sir Paul and his future bride Nancy Shevell continued throughout their tour, allowing everyone involved to “Get Their Kicks on Route 66!”

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