Route 66 Gas Station Museum, Springfield Illinois

Bill Shea operates the Route 66 Gas Station Museum in Springfield, Illinois, and the single picture to the right can't do it justice. It's already been covered many times. On a visit there in 2003 he showed me various articles that U.S. and overseas newspapers had written about him, including one from the February 17, 2002 Los Angeles Times.

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The museum contains various Route 66 memorabilia he's collected over the years and is housed in a former gas station. His register contains the names of several people a day who come there, including many from Japan, Germany, and other countries.


United States
39° 46' 59.7" N, 89° 39' 1.3428" W
June 13, 2008 – 5:43pm