Here's a few picture of what main street looks like.
The old City Jail
We drove a little farther east on Route 66 just to see what it was like, after about 7 miles we came to a stop light in the city of Erick and there on the corner was the Roger Miller “King of the Road” Museum. No way you can just drive by this, so in we go, of course we were the only ones there so the curator gave us a one hour private tour of the place. We learned a lot about Roger, his father died when he was very young, then his mother who was working a number of jobs to support Roger and his two brothers became very ill and could not financially handle the family, she was going to put the boys in an orphanage and up for adoption (Roger was three at the time). It was here that her three brothers stepped forward and each took one of the boys to raise, so Roger was shipped off from Fort Worth to Texola, and as they say the rest is history.
|A young Willie Nelson on the Left|
Roger wrote over 1000 songs, cut 56 albums, and won 11 Grammy awards.
As we ride off into the Sunset, I'll close with this, come on now sing it with me, “Trailers for sale or rent, rooms to rent 50 cents” now you're going to be singing that the rest of the day.