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The Barnsdall Tourist Court, Cuba, Missouri

In the post-war years before the advent of chain hotels and convenience stores, places like the Barnsdall Tourist Court were common on Route 66. This facility appears to be connected with the Barnsdall Be Square Petroleum Company that originated back in the 1860s in Titusville, Pennsylvania. In addition to Barnsdall products, lodging was offered, food was served…

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