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Gay Parita Sinclair Station

Hwy 266, Paris Springs Junction, MO

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The original Gay Parita Sinclair and garage were owned by Gay & Fred Mason. The station burned down in 1955. Gary Turner bought the property in 2006 and built the current building in a period correct style. For years Route 66 travelers were welcome guests and Gary loved to share stories about the Mother Road at length. Sadly Turner passed on in 2015 which means if you didn't get a chance to meet him you missed meeting a great ambassador for Route 66.


One of the first buildings at Paris Springs Junction was the cobblestone-faced garage.The original Sinclair station was added four years later.

The station is on MO 266 about 26 miles west of Springfield

Photo(s): 2012

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