5. The Russell Soulsby Station, Mt. Olive, IIinois

The legendary Russell Soulsby filling station, one of the most remarkably preserved locations, not matched anywhere on Route 66.

Built by Henry Soulsby in 1926, he and other members of the family continued to maintain and run this bustling family business for some epic 65 years.

Closed down as a filling station by the EPA during 1991, because of gas regulations, this magnificent tribute to a family’s sheer determination and love for what they did, has found a permanent home on the national register.

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