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Historic Route 66 - Frisco Depot Museum - Catoosa, Oklahoma, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 36° 11.199 W 095° 44.812
15S E 252987 N 4008148
Quick Description: The Railroad has played an important part in Route 66 & Catoosa's history. So its appropriate that this Historical Museum is housed in a former 'Railway Depot' Standing alongside an old alignment of the Mother Road, located in Catoosa, Oklahoma.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 12/1/2017 9:26:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMX5PR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
Admission to this small museum is free. The most interesting exhibits for me, were the Caboose, that contained railway memorabilia, including a railroad log book dating from 1897.

Having travelled on the Mother Road over several years, you begin to notice, & learn that if you can not see a railroad, or hear a train, then your probably not on an Historic alignment of Route 66.

"The train depot and railroad have played an important part in Catoosa's history, and it's only appropriate that the Catoosa Historical Society Museum is housed in the old depot. Visitors will find numerous local history displays including vintage photographs of Catoosa's early residents, a mailbox that was used when mail was delivered on horseback, a train depot log book dating from 1897 and a check from the Farmers and Merchants Bank dated 1907."
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"Catoosa’s Historical Society chose the design of the train depot for its new building since the railroad played a big, important part in Catoosa’s history. The depot houses several old pictures and artifacts relating to Catoosa’s history, such as a mailbox that was used when mail was delivered on horseback. Other interesting artifacts include a train depot log book that dates back to 1897; a check from the Farmers and Merchants Bank dated 1907; a saddle; and many old pictures of Catoosa and its citizens.

Burlington Northern Railroad donated a caboose to the Historical Society. The renovated caboose is on the north side of the depot. A walkway made of commemorative bricks connect the caboose to the depot. The caboose holds railroad memorabilia."
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Hours of Operation:
Open Tuesday & Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Americana: Roadside Attraction

Address of Icon:
207 S. Cherokee, (former US-66) Catoosa, OK 74015
Program: America's Byways

Website: [Web Link]

Official Name: Historic Route 66

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