Interesting in Galena, KS:
The old KanOtex service station is being restored by 4 Women on the Route. The building not only does the building house a gift shop and snack bar, the 1951 International boom truck next to the station inspired the "Tow Mater" character in the movie Cars! That's right ... the buildings of Galena helped inspire the fictional community of Route 66 Radiator Springs, also from the movie Cars! Southeast Kansas also contributed the Ghost Lights mentioned in the movie and in the short movie Mater & the Ghostlight on the Cars' DVD.
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