The gas stations or filling stations that prospered on Route 66, as Americans took to the road with a vengence, were opened to cater to the hundreds of thousands of travellers that made use of the highway. Prior to a national network of numbered highways being adopted by the states, auto trails with names were marked by private groups, such as the Lone Star Route, the Ozark Trails System, the National Old Trails Road and the Postal Highway. With the increased use of the automobile it became neccessary to have an abundance of gas stations to provide fuel and services to the growing number of travellers on Route 66. Not unlike the cafes along the route, these stations were often housed in the same style of art deco architecture that has become synonomous with Route 66.
Gas Station Photos on Route 66 Highway
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