Collected by Victoria Sterling
Disappearing America Road Trips (DART) - just what we find along the way worthy of saving in pictures as it just disappears all too soon.
5511 Rugby Hwy, Rugby, TN 37733, USA
Rugby, Tennessee was founded as a utopian community in the late 1800s. Many buildings stand today and a preservation society gives tours of the historic town still located in the wilds of Tennessee. Above is a photo of the Library, intact from the...
6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482, USA
This fabulous 1950s vintage house in its original location is right alongside the Shelburne Museum and has been incorporated into their property. The museum has it all- historic buildings, homes decorated in various period furniture and and art....
118 Smokey Bear Blvd, Capitan, NM 88316, USA
An icon of fire safety programs for decades Smokey Bear was an actual bear cub rescued from a horrible forest fire which burned his paws. At this NM Forestry Department owned burial site you can learn all about Smokey's life and career along with...
3315 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA
On another DART we found this gem. You hope you never need a tow truck but if you do, you will have new found appreciation for the work of these drivers. This is a museum dedicated to the best of them and has a large number of tow trucks antique...
2717 W 3rd St, Elk City, OK 73644, USA
Along Route 66 in Elk City OK you will find a museum complex with a Route 66 museum, an old town museum, a transportation museum and a farm and ranch museum. A massive collection of tractor seats and another of barbed wire are among the many...
1003 Lopezville Rd, Socorro, NM 87801, USA
the Very Large Array is just that - extremely large array of radio telescopes linked together to search the universe for signals. Off Route 66 near Socorro NM these dishes form a majestic sight. the dishes move along tracks and can be moved closer...
620 N Harvey Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102, USA
The victims of the Oklahoma City bombing are memorialized in what is perhaps the most moving and most beautiful memorial created in the United States. Located in the heart of OKC there is a museum alongside the memorial. This is an absolute must...
Guthrie, OK, USA
More DART along Route 66 - you will find OKC as it is known - Oklahoma City. Not too far north from there is a charming small town of Guthrie. No it is not the town of Woody Guthrie who is from nearby Enid, OK but it is a town steeped in OK...
1000 E Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301, USA
On Route 66. Do stop in to see this place- stars of yesteryear stayed here when the location for the western films of their era were nearby. A good mexican cafe is located in what would be the coffee shop and they offer a credible lunch. The rooms...
Miami, OK, OK, USA
A DART to Oklahoma (my 48th state) was designed around Route 66 stuff for me and cowboy stuff for my travel buddy. This photo was taken on a side road where the original pavement for Route 66 still stands. We got out of the car and walked a half...
New Mexico, USA
Of course I am only kidding. Another stop along the DART - although this one won't be disappearing anytime soon. This picnic area is located in the white sands national monument in NM. The glistening white sand is gypsum and you would swear you...
150 Spurwink Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074, USA
Spurwink Country Kitchen is a favorite for our visits to Maine and qulaifies for DART status as far as I am concerned. Friendly service, home made pies and great comfort food. Put the address in GPS and head on over.
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538, USA
We call them DART (Disappearing America Road Trip) and the whole point is to find the things that are disappearing before you can no longer find them at all. Here an eight lane alley with the counter service for burgers and grilled cheese still...
107 N Boulder Ave D, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA
or so it seemed to us. We had already eaten lunch and so were not really hungry when we happened upon the Coney Island eatery in a fringe area of down-town Tulsa one weekend afternoon. My hometown of Cincinnati is known for it's coneys ("chili-dog...
Plaza Vieja, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
my friend and I were walking around the Plaza in Old Town early one morning when a red pick-up truck pulled up beside us. In the back were several dozen skulls. We got into conversation with the driver who told us he went into Mexico to the...
3004 Telescope Loop, Sunspot, NM 88349, USA
a DART (Dissappearing America Road Trip) brought us to Sunspot NM and the National Solar Observatory. The small town has the feel of an abandoned movie set from a 1950s sci-fi film. The several observatories can be visited as well as a quite nice...
120 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
LARGEST HAT STORE IN THE SOUTH proclaims the sign in front of Meyer the Hatter, just off Canal Street on St. Charles Avenue. In truth, it actually doesn’t feel all that big inside. That’s in part because it’s so packed with hats,...