CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) __ The Boots Motel, an icon to fans of the old Route 66, is scheduled to be auctioned next week.

The Boots is one of six properties owned by Vince Scott of Carthage that will be auctioned next Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Jasper County Courthouse.

The motel, established bt Arthur Broots,  in Carthage was established in 1939 at theintersection of U.S. Highways 66 and 71, two major highways in America at the time.

John Murphey, a spokesman for the Society for Commercial Archeology, says the motel was an icon for people who drove Route 66 through the country. In April, the Boots Motel was named to Society for Commercial Archeology’s “10 Most Endangered Roadside Places” list.

The Carthage Press reports that Scott put the motel up for sale earlier this spring but a committee sponsored by Carthage Historic Preservation was considering buying it.

Information from: Carthage Press ,

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press



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