Everton, Missouri: Gay Parita Route 66 Sinclair Station

Built by Gary Turner, a 1930s gas station with an impressive attention to detail. Until his death in Jan. 2015, Gary was usually around, and welcomed visitors with cold soda and autographed pictures of himself.
Address:
21498 MO-266, Everton, MO
Directions:
I-44 westbound exit 57 onto Hwy 96 (If eastbound, take exit 58 and double-back to exit 57). Drive west two miles on Hwy 96. Turn right onto Hwy 266, then quickly turn left to continue driving west (This is old, unmarked Route 66). Drive a half-mile. You'll see the gas station on the right.
Admission:
Free
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Gary Turner, Gay Parita service station owner.

Gay Parita Route 66 Sinclair Station

Sadly, Gary Turner, proprietor of The Gay Parita service station, passed away in January 2015. Gary built the station in 2004 to replicate one that was originally on his property and was destroyed by a fire in the 1950s. Gary would sit in the station just waiting to greet Route 66 travelers and would chat with you for as long as you would listen.

I had the pleasure of talking with Gary on two different trips down 66 and his passing will leave a void on the Mother Road that will never be filled. The fate of Gary's beloved station at this time is unknown.

[Kara Foster, 05/28/2015]

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