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Route 66 Monoliths.

Route 66 Monoliths

Field review by the editors.

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Erected in December 2016 at a cost of $90,000, Tulsa's three Route 66 monoliths were carved from Indiana limestone by Utah artist Patrick Sullivan. Neither Indiana nor Utah has any physical connection to Route 66, but apparently everyone is welcome into the embrace of the Mother Road.

Route 66 Monolith.

The color-coordinated monoliths are respectively 8, 9, and 10 feet high, and each is etched with designs celebrating a variety of subjects from Western Swing to Native Americans to the Tusla Trolley. The connection, according to Tulsa's Economic Development press release, is that all of these things happened "during the Route 66 era," and that Tulsa's two alignments of Route 66 traversed the boundaries of three Native American tribes.

Sullivan, of Cherokee descent, said at the monolith unveiling that, "I want to thank Mother Earth and Father Sky and dedicate these sculptures to lovers of Route 66 everywhere."

Route 66 Monoliths

2500-2720 Southwest Blvd, Tulsa, OK
Southwest side of the city. On the west side of Route 66/Southwest Blvd, just south of W. 25th St.
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