Dot's Mini Museum - Vega, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
N 35° 14.847 W 102° 25.859
13S E 733745 N 3903510
A collection dedicated to the Mother Road
Waymark Code: WM1RYK
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 07/04/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 50

Old Route 66 through Vega, TX ends at Dot's Mini Museum.
Dot Levitt came to Vega with her husband, Harold Levitt, in the forties. They bought a building and remodeled a store called Vega Zero Lockers one block north of busy Route 66. This store served the locals and tourists alike on old Route 66. The home folks utilized the freezer storage units called lockers. During the 40's and 50's most families didn't have a home freezer. And the Route 66 travelers bought fresh fruits, vegetables, lunch meat and all sorts of canned goods for there trek down the highway.

When the Interstate by-passed Vega the Vega Zero Lockers faded away as so many other businesses did at that time, but thanks to Dot's determination that those times not be forgotten we can all enjoy her museum today. Sadly, Dot is no longer with us. Fortunately her daughter Betty Carpenter decided to keep the Mini Museum open
Americana: Roadside Attraction

Significant Interest: Museum

Milestone or Marker: Other Icon

Address of Icon:
Vega, TX USA

Web Site Address: Not listed

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