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Mule Trading Post & Tack Shop

11160 Dillon Outer Rd, Rolla, MO

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Frank Ebling opened the Mule Trading Post in Pacific in 1946 and when it was by-passed in 1957 he constructed this building as his new trading post on the four-lane Route 66. It has had several owners since then.

x In the 1960s-1970s the Mule sold Texaco gas. There were a couple of (concrete?) mules in the fenced area on the side of the building when we were there.

x The Mule neon sign was restored and the mule still wiggles it's ears thanks to the multiple neon ear outlines.

x The big hillbilly sign hanging out in front of the Mule Tobacco Barn next door came from the Hillbilly Store in Hooker.

Photo(s): 2016



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.