From the bloggers at Rolling in a RV.
Eastern Trails Museum in Vinita is a small local history museum. Admission is free. The museum is accessible. RVs will fit in the lot on the opposite side of the street.
The settlement of most of the small towns along Route 66 was tied to the railroad. The establishment of Route 66 kept the towns alive and thriving. Some like Vinita are located close enough to the interstate and other roads that the decommissioning of Route 66 didn’t have an effect on them. Others like Chelsea lost most of their businesses.
Side trip – well worth the 3.5 mile detour off of the route. The largest creation in Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park is a 90’ tall totem pole constructed using 100 tons of sand and rock, 28 tons of cement and 6 tons of steel. Galloway also built a house, a workshop, several more totems and two sets of picnic tables.081
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