Bama to Help Study Historic Route 66

roate66Group to study historic Route 66 in Tulsa

Posted: Aug 27, 2014 2:24 AM CDTUpdated: Aug 27, 2014 2:24 AM CDT

(Story originally appeared on News Channel 9)

“The urban design studio at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa has named a community advisory group to assist a student-directed study of historic Route 66.

The studio is a graduate-level degree program attracting students from architecture, urban planning and related fields. Past student projects have included a study for Southwest Boulevard, the Northland Plan and Midtown Tulsa Redux.

The advisory group includes Sheila Curley a principal at the Tulsa public relations firm Six-PR; Tulsa City Councilor Blake Ewing; Hillcrest Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Devon Hyde; and former Tulsa City Councilor Susan Neal.

It also includes former Tulsa Mayor Rodger Randle; The Bama Companies community relations and development officer Isaac Rocha; Tally’s Cafe owner John Tally; historian and author Michael Wallis; and Tulsa planning director Dawn Warrick.”

Bama is excited to discover our historic Route 66 through new eyes. Paul and Lilah Marshall landed at the corner of 11th and Delaware in 1936, when the mother road was a burgeoning vein of life. The location of their brand new pie shop was ideal. Paul Marshall took Route 66 as he went on pie routes, delivering to restaurants across the region. He eventually took that hallowed road to Chicago, to make the biggest sale of his life: to McDonalds.

Business boomed and now Bama makes millions of products per hour on three continents. Route 66 was integral in our success.

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