Route 66 :: June '97 -- October '97

Subject: The basis for an advertising campaign?
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 08:50:01 -0700

08:12 Railside RV Park; Williams, Arizona :: 29 SEP 97

While checking through my notes for the previous bit on Winslow's Old Trails Museum I rediscovered this little gem from way back in the McLean, Texas Route 66 Museum. It's text I transcribed from a photocopy of a handwritten letter stamped RECEIVED on April 13, 1934 by the secretary's office of Henry Ford.

Tulsa, Oklahoma
10th April

Mr. Henry Ford
Detroit, Mich.

Dear Sir:-
While I still have got breath in my lungs I will tell you what a dandy car you make. I have drove Fords exclusively when I could get away with one. For sustained speed and freedom from trouble the Ford has got ever other car skinned and even if my business hasn't been strictly legal it don't hurt enything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V8 --

Yours truly

Clyde Champion Barrow


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Coral Courts Motel

By the day
or by the hour


  graphical element From a keychain displayed in The Route 66 Museum, McLean, Texas
Perhaps the most famous "no-tell motel", with its enclosed garages and no-questions-asked attitude, the Coral Courts were an infamous hideout and rendezvous for people seeking a little anonymity and discretion.