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Clover Inn Cafe, Texaco & Motel

Garrison Ave.& Northwoods St., Carthage, MO

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This is a former truck stop, Texaco service station and Clover Inn Cafe and Cabins. It's hard to see because of all the overgrown brush surrounding it. The gas pumps and the Texaco sign would have been in the foreground of this photo about straight out from the door on the corner. I'm guessing that sign for the Best Budget Inn has been there for a few years. This was a pretty busy Route 66 spot with two or three gas stations, two motels, and a a couple of cafes.

x A 1952 "For Lease" ad in the Joplin Globe described the property as a "Fully equipped cafe, Texaco filling station and cabins." I suspect that the cabins grew to become the motel behind the cafe.

Photo(s): 2016



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