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During the Jim Crow era, Black travelers on Route 66 stopped for gas at the familyowne­d Threatt Filling Station (threattfil­ling Built in 1915, it eventually grew to include a farm, a store, a bar and music venue, and even a Negro League baseball field. The station closed in the 1970s—and last year, the site was named one of the Most Endangered Historic Places in the country. Renovation­s began in early 2022 to add a museum and interpreti­ve center.

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