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Boots Motel






  
Location:107 S Garrison, Ave
Carthage, MO
Date Built:1939
GPS Coordinates:N 37 10.669 W 094 18.838

The Boots Motel, built in 1939, was a notable attraction along this road. Why? It advertised a radio in each of its motel rooms! Visitors traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles could stop for a night of rest and entertainment from news and music reverberating from those revered radios! In fact, Clark Gable and Gene Autry were both guests at the Boots. The Boots Motel is no longer a motel, but now offers 'weekly' rentals.

The Boots Motel came close to being knocked down several years ago when its then-owner, citing poor health, sold it to a local developer. There was speculation that the motel then would have been razed to make way for a Walgreens store. But outcry from the Route 66 Association of Missouri, Friends of the Mother Road and other Route 66 preservationists apparently scared off the developers.





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