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Quapaw, OK

April 13, 2020

Somehow, Bobby Troup forgot to mention Quapaw (pronounced O-Gah-Pah) when he wrote Get Your Kicks on Route 66. It was named for the Quapaw Indians who originally were from Arkansas.

On the July 4th weekend each year, they hold the oldest pow-wow in the US at Beaver Springs State Park. It has been going on for over 140 years.

There is some action at the casinos, and you can eat at Dallas' Dairyette or at Hemi's Cafe' across the street.

from Quapaw:

From Quapaw, follow US 69 to Mickey Mantle Blvd in Commerce - Go right on Commerce St through Downtown - Go left at the T onto Main St - Go straight onto US 69 South

from Quapaw:
Baxter Springs

From Quapaw follow US 69 Alt into Kansas - Follow US 69 Alt, which becomes Military Ave, into Baxter Springs

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