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Tulsa fire station along Route 66 gets new name honoring Mother Road

Posted at 8:23 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 21:23:24-05

TULSA, Okla. — A Tulsa fire station now has a new name honoring historic Route 66.

Formerly called Fire Station 30, it's the only Tulsa fire station to sit along Route 66 in the city.

The station was rededicated today and will forever be known as Fire Station 66.

The station has seen visitors from around the world pass by on their trip down the Mother Road.

"They put the shield around the Route 66, everything, their ladder trucks, their engine trucks, everything with Route 66," said Ken busby, chairman with Tulsa Route 66 Commission.

The firefighters are doing t-shirts and encouraging people to stop by for a tour.

The fire station is located near 11th and 145th East Avenue.

The project happened through work with the fire department, mayor's office, city councilors and Oklahoma's lieutenant governor.

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