A handsome painted mural showing cowboys and cows passing through Oklahoma (which was then Indian Territory) on their way from Texas into Kansas in the late 1860s.

Its sponsors, including One-Hour Moto Photo and Bid Ed’s Hamburgers, are listed below the picture, which you can’t help seeing if you keep your eyes right as you travel west on Route 66 during daylight. We got to town late in the afternoon, and thanks to Tom Snyder’s Route 66 Travelers Guide, knew enough to stick around until dark, when the lights go on at the huge Yukon Flour Mill across the road: a fantastic show. One other reason for visiting Yukon: it’s Garth Brooks’ hometown, and there is a sign on the outskirts saying so- an excellent photo opportunity.