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Paris Springs Junction, MO

This little community is located on MO 266 about 4 miles west of Halltown. MO 266 follows the original alignment of Route 66 here.
xGay Parita Sinclair Station
MO Hwy. 266 / Route 66
Both the late Gary Turner and his Gay Parita Sinclair Station are legendary. The station is located on MO 266 about ... read more
xParis Springs Junction Store
MO Hwy. 266 / Route 66
The 1929 Gay Parita Store had a cafe, and three cabins. The store is right across the road from the Gay Parita ... read more
Bill Smith Garage
Hwy. 266
This is the second of two garages in Paris Spring Junction. Built in 1944 this is the newer of the two. It now vacant ... read more
xTurnback Creek Bridge
MO Hwy. 266 / Route 66
Just west of the Smith garage is the 1923 Triple Pony-Truss Bridge over Turnback Creek ... read more
xJohnson Creek Ford
MO Hwy 266 / Route 66
Just west of the Turnback Creek Bridge is the Johnson Creek Ford, it leads to the Paris Spring Access Conservation Area. Look to the north side of 266 to see this spot ... read more

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x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.