elaborate structure, the Vinita concession spanned the Will Rogers
Turnpike at the midway point between Tulsa and Joplin. Initially
the modernistic building housed an Interstate Glass House Restaurant,
cafeteria, and gift shop. The unique over-the-turnpike facility
did not become a Howard Johnson's until the middle 1970s.
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Service Plazas can be found here:
is a shot of Vinita wearing the Golden Arches of McDonald's