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Route 66 through Kansas
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Entering Baxter Springs, Kansas on Historic Route 66, the Route will turn east onto 3rd Street and return to US-69 Alternate. now named Military Avenue. Turn right as the two roads remain the same through the Baxter Springs business district and most of the way to the State Line.
In downtown Baxter Springs along Route 66, you will find small plaques explaining the history of the buildings which include banks and businesses robbed by such infamous robbers as Bonny & Clyde, Henry Star, Jesse James and Cole Younger. The presently closed Cafe on the Route is currently being renovated after being closed for about a year and a half.
Across the Historic Route 66 to the north is a full size mural of the longhorn cattle drive. Bilke's Western Museum occupies the second floor of the building. And across Route 66 is the former location of Bill Murphey's Restaurant; this building housed a bank robbed by Jesse James and Cole Younger in 1876.
Historic Route 66 in Kansas
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