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Jasper's Restaurant
Muskogee, OK
Photo courtesy Greg West

Check out the lettering out front of Jasper's Restaurant, located in Muskogee, OK. 08-06



Metro Diner (Demolished)
Tulsa, OK
Photo courtesy Matthias Tippner

Route 66Along Route 66 in Tulsa, OK is the Metro Diner. Built sometime in the early 1980's off a former gas station, the Metro Diner closed down in November 2006 as part of landowner the University of Tulsa's efforts to create a new university entrance. According to the November 20, 2006 edition of KOTV.com, this 50's style diner was to close on Sunday November 26, 2006, which was confirmed by Route 66 News. 01-07



Kaisers Ice Cream
Oklahoma City, OK
Photos and info courtesy Chris Small

Here is a vintage ice cream shop called Kaisers Ice Cream in downtown Oklahoma City. It's on the National Registry of Historic Places. Kaisers is also known as the Grateful Bean Cafe. 05-08



Ox Yoke Inn (Removed)
Amana, IA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's the Ox Yoke Inn, located in Amana, IA. The Ox Yoke is home to some great steaks. The Ox Yoke Inn sign was removed in September 2008 to comply with an Amana Colonies sign ordinance adopted in 1996 which forbids neon signs. The Ox Yoke Inn opened in 1940 and then moved to the current site of the restaurant in 1950, a circa 1856 building. The sign dates back to around 1950. 12-08









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