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Queenan Indian Trading Post

Route 66, Elk City, OK

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A short distance west of town you find the old Queenan Trading post. The large Kachina Doll at the Nation Route 66 Museum in Elk City was originally located here. The trading post operated from 1948 to 1980. It is located at the west end of town, just west of Hwy. 6 and Rte 66. An old pole and bell near the corner of the building are left over from the glory days of the business.

GPS: 35.406476, -99.474637

Starting in 1942 Reese and Wanda Queenen had operated a trading post in downtown Elk City, but moved the business to this location in 1948.

x Their 14 foot tall Kachina sculpture named Myrtle was restored in 1990 and moved to the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City where Wanda became the curator.

Photo(s): 2009, 2015



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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.