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Rainey's Tow Service

7973 State Hwy. 266, Springfield, MO

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Rainey's Tow Service is located on the north side just past Farm Road 93. Bert & Ina Rainey bought an old gas station and a wrecker in 1946 and went into business here. The old D-X gas sign is still standing out front but the lettering has been covered with a signboard that used to read "Rainey's". This part of the original Route 66 was bypassed in 1964 when I-40 opened.

x The Rainey's added the second floor so they had a place to live. The first floor of the old station was used for a store and cafe. They also added a garage for the wreckers and have been in the wrecker business since 1946.

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.