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Ghost of Bloody 13

Highway 13 or Bloody 13 as it’s known stretched from Clinton, MO south to Springfield, MO. It went through the center of small town America, through towns like Bolivar, Humansville, Brighton and Osceola. Weaving it’s way around sharp blind corners

Turner’s Vision: The Gay Parita Gas Station

Gary Turner’s station was a re-creation of a circa-1930 gas station owned by Fred and Gay Mason that stood in the small township of Paris Springs, Missouri, until it burned down in 1955. During his retirement, Turner rebuilt the station,

Potholes in the Mother Road Vol. 1

The Birthplace of Route 66 Cyrus Avery of Tulsa is known worldwide as the “Father of Route 66.” Springfield, Missouri, is known as the “Birthplace of Route 66.” By 1923, there were 148 miles of street in the city, 60

No Vacancy

On this trip I was lucky enough to have a running mate, my son Jake. I am hoping to instill my love of Ozarks history into him, even if I have to beat it into him. He seems to enjoy

Flying Below The Radar on 66

This structure left in Spencer, MO was first built in the 1920’s. Johnson Creek trickles under the old steel bridge, at one time many years ago Johnson Mill was on the banks of Johnson Creek. In later years a store

Bonnie and Clyde in the Ozarks

A vintage photo of the gas station on Glenstone Avenue where Bonnie & Clyde got gas when they captured Tom Percell. It became the Quik Spud store, and now has been totally renovated with the addition of a large metal

Down In The Land of Cotton

As soon as I meet Celeste, I knew an adventure was going to happen. How many chics would run out through a field of cotton so I could get a pic? If you’ve ever been around cotton in the field

The Old Country Store

The Old Country Store was and is the life blood of small Ozark’s communities. This applies more to this particular store than most. Most neighbors are not just a stones throw from here. Many miles of hills separate this store

The Weather Is Fine.

Celeste had gone to L.A. to see our daughter which left me some free time to explore. I had wanted to go into the Bull Shoals Lake area for some time now, it’s full of unexpected places, things or I

Targa California

From Petrolicious Targa California from Petrolicious on Vimeo. The Targa California is our favorite way to experience the beauty and back roads of Central California in a vintage car. An homage to the original Targa Florio race in Sicily, the

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