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Fort Reno & Calumet Junction, OK

Fort Reno was established in 1874 to provide security in the Cheyenne and Arapaho lands. During WWII German and Italian POWs were housed here.
xHistotric Marker
Route 66
This marker is located west of El Reno on the north side of Route 66, just west of the "Okla City/Amarillo I-40 Jct sign ... read more
xVisitor Center
The visitor center is the first building you come to when you enter the fort property. But once you turn into the fort it is about 1.5 miles north to the visitor center. ... read more
xUSCA Cavalry Museum
The U.S. Cavalry Association Museum in this renovated 1876 Married Officers Quarters duplex is really interesting. The association was founded in 1976 in order to ... read more
xOfficer Quarters
There is a row of homes that served as Officer Quarters. A couple of the buildings have been torn down ... read more
xAdjutants Office
The original wooden Post Headquarters and Officer Quarters on this spot was replaced by this brick and concrete building in the late ... read more
The chapel was built in 1944 by German prisoners of war who were housed at Fort Rent. The chapel is available for rentals for weddings ... read more
xCavalry Barracks
Both of the Cavalry Barracks buildings are located on the north side of the Parade Grounds and just west of the Chapel ... read more
xGuard House
This Guard House or jail was constructed in 1888. The annex was added to the west side at the turn of the century to serve as a ... read more
The large and impressive 1885 Commissar is constructed of red brick. This building is over 200 feet long and covers ... read more
x1885 Ordnance Magazine
This humble little building known as the "Ordnance Magazine' is where weapons and ammunition were stored, giving it an inordinately large ... read more
xCavalry Stables
The U.S. Cavalry Association has also been renovating the 1876 Cavalry Stables farther back in the Fort Reno complex ... read more
The fort cemetery for soldiers stationed there, their family members and civilian fort workers. During WWII 70 POWs were buried here ... read more
xUSDA Offices
This was originally built in 1939 as officer's baracks and then turned into a hospital in the mid 1940s.USDA accquired the Fort in ... read more
This was at various times a school, a chapel and the home of Ben Clark. The 1878 building was waiting for its turn when we visited in 2013 ... read more

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x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
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.