Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Route 66 Tiny Town in Lebanon, MO

While visiting Lebanon, Missouri's outstanding Route 66 museum a few weeks ago (in the Lebanon-Laclede County Library), I came across this tiny town: a miniature version of the Route 66/MO Highway 5 crossroads as it appeared in the 1940s.

Quoting from the description: "Principal features were Nelson Tavern and Service Station (with adjoining gardens) built in 1930, Nelson's Dream Village, constructed in 1934, and the Union Bus Station, built in 1941. Like all too many important Route 66 locations, none of these survive today." 

Thanks to Willem and Monique Bor for creating this amazing diorama!

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