The Route 66 Mural Park
Route 66 Mural Park (opened 2013 in Joplin, Missouri) operates as a public park, specifically as a touchstone for US Route 66 tourists as well as for local preservers of U.S. Route 66 in Missouri. The park includes two large tile murals by Paul Whitehill, produced by Images In Tile USA and designed by artists Chris Auckerman and Jon White. The park also features a bifurcated red sports car that anyone on pilgrimage can slide up beside and have a quick photograph taken. Close to the intersection of 7th Street and Main, the mural covers the south side of Pearl Brothers, the iconic green hardware store of downtown Joplin. At that same intersection, US Route 66 once shifted west and headed into Kansas.
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In addition to the corvette in the display we have added two elements to the image. The motorcycle...Thousand of visitors travel route 66 on motorcycles each year and Harley Davidson is the iconic name known world wide. Hundreds of these travelers come from Europe and rent harleys just to drive the route. On the other end of the spectrum is the world of the long distance cyclists... Few people have it in them to ride the great distance covered by the route and Joplin is a common stoping place. Route 66 has welcomed millions of visitors to our great land, and shown them the beauty and hospitalty that is the best of this country.
Our many thanks to the guys at Hideout Harley Davidson for providing the motorcycle in our image. We also want to thank Debbie of Bicycle Specialists for coming out with her bicycle.
          
          
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