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Former Murrell Tourist Rooms & Cabins

830 Oak St., Carthage, MO

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By 1947 M.S Murrell and L.E. Newman had opened the Murrell Tourist Rooms and Cabins. It was pretty common in the early years of Route 66 for people who owned larger homes to open the house to travelers on a day by day basis.

xIf lodging guests in the main house went well, they sometimes built a few cabins behind the main house to expand their business. These cabins are in back of the big white house on Sophia St.

Photo(s): 2016



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xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.