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I dunno if this has been mentioned on here before, but there is a storage business that utilizes a large circular state route marker as part of their business sign in Achille, OK:
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8332741,-96.387753,3a,61.1y,184.22h,83.65t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sEl4L-QLfWHK0tWE1ppJZHg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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Re: Achille, OK: Storage Business Sign With Large Circle Route Marker
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2019, 06:24:09 AM »

Looks like the Meat Cleaver Crew hasn't gotten to this one yet.
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Re: Achille, OK: Storage Business Sign With Large Circle Route Marker
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 03:43:04 PM »

The bigger question is what on earth were you doing in Achille? On your way from the new Carpenters Bluff bridge perhaps?
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Re: Achille, OK: Storage Business Sign With Large Circle Route Marker
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2019, 04:13:40 PM »

Was the Oklahoma town Achille named after the Greek Mythology Hero Achilles? If so, why did they leave the s of the end of the name of the town?
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Re: Achille, OK: Storage Business Sign With Large Circle Route Marker
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 04:28:37 PM »

Was the Oklahoma town Achille named after the Greek Mythology Hero Achilles?

No.  It's Cherokee.
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Re: Achille, OK: Storage Business Sign With Large Circle Route Marker
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2019, 08:55:17 PM »

Looks like the Meat Cleaver Crew hasn't gotten to this one yet.

well Oklahoma moved to the state outline several years ago on a white background no use to them now.
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Re: Achille, OK: Storage Business Sign With Large Circle Route Marker
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2019, 09:39:43 PM »

Looks like the Meat Cleaver Crew hasn't gotten to this one yet.

well Oklahoma moved to the state outline several years ago on a white background no use to them now.

Three markers. https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8331648,-96.3877477,3a,15y,111.82h,89.88t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1stT6r-2RT14gyfxA_L06ddw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Also, is it just an Oklahoma thing to have even numbered routes go north/south, or is it because of the Texas Route 78 it connects to?
EDIT: looking at a map of OK's state routes, Oklahoma does seem to do the opposite of what most of the country does with their route numbers.
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Re: Achille, OK: Storage Business Sign With Large Circle Route Marker
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2019, 12:05:25 AM »

It's somewhat common for some local businesses to incorporate the highway on which they're located into their business name. Here's one in Snyder, OK:
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.667211,-98.9516773,3a,75y,159.88h,101.58t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sAd-sVdF2wpJr6VQj61z60w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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Re: Achille, OK: Storage Business Sign With Large Circle Route Marker
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2019, 01:37:43 PM »

Also, is it just an Oklahoma thing to have even numbered routes go north/south, or is it because of the Texas Route 78 it connects to?

EDIT: looking at a map of OK's state routes, Oklahoma does seem to do the opposite of what most of the country does with their route numbers.

Texas doesn't do the whole EW=even NS=odd thing either, and that's a rather large neighbor to Oklahoma.
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Re: Achille, OK: Storage Business Sign With Large Circle Route Marker
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2019, 07:56:10 PM »

Do you one better: here's a business south of Blanchard with a diamond "route marker".


Also, is it just an Oklahoma thing to have even numbered routes go north/south, or is it because of the Texas Route 78 it connects to?
EDIT: looking at a map of OK's state routes, Oklahoma does seem to do the opposite of what most of the country does with their route numbers.

Yes and no. The original system from the 20s was more or less that way, and a lot of additions since then have been...but not all of them.
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Re: Achille, OK: Storage Business Sign With Large Circle Route Marker
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2019, 09:38:39 AM »

Was the Oklahoma town Achille named after the Greek Mythology Hero Achilles?

No.  It's Cherokee.

Bonus points if you can correctly pronounce it.  The weather people butcher it on a regular basis.
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Re: Achille, OK: Storage Business Sign With Large Circle Route Marker
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2019, 11:20:07 AM »

Was the Oklahoma town Achille named after the Greek Mythology Hero Achilles?

No.  It's Cherokee.

Bonus points if you can correctly pronounce it.  The weather people butcher it on a regular basis.
The news people donít because they get a lot of practice. Achille is regularly in the news for city councilmen getting arrested for meth, or police chiefs caught stealing from the evidence locker, or something else along those lines.

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Re: Achille, OK: Storage Business Sign With Large Circle Route Marker
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2019, 04:55:21 PM »

Was the Oklahoma town Achille named after the Greek Mythology Hero Achilles?

No.  It's Cherokee.

Bonus points if you can correctly pronounce it.  The weather people butcher it on a regular basis.
The news people donít because they get a lot of practice. Achille is regularly in the news for city councilmen getting arrested for meth, or police chiefs caught stealing from the evidence locker, or something else along those lines.

I believe that was also the town where a bunch of grown adults bullied a transgender child on Facebook to the point it ran the family out of town.
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Re: Achille, OK: Storage Business Sign With Large Circle Route Marker
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2019, 07:59:36 AM »

That sign has been there at least 15 years.  Also, the speed limits in that town are strictly enforced, even more so than in most small towns in that part of the state.
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Re: Achille, OK: Storage Business Sign With Large Circle Route Marker
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2019, 10:15:55 AM »

It's somewhat common for some local businesses to incorporate the highway on which they're located into their business name. Here's one in Snyder, OK:
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.667211,-98.9516773,3a,75y,159.88h,101.58t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sAd-sVdF2wpJr6VQj61z60w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


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Re: Achille, OK: Storage Business Sign With Large Circle Route Marker
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2019, 07:26:09 PM »

I drive up I-44 between Springfield & St. Louis frequently and there are many businesses with "Route 66" or "I-44" in their names.
I'm sure these businesses (mainly restaurants) are named that way to attract customers on the highway or bait them in to thinking it's something authentic. One example is a Route 66 Cafe that serves very soggy, greasy & tasteless food.
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Re: Achille, OK: Storage Business Sign With Large Circle Route Marker
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2019, 09:00:13 AM »

I drive up I-44 between Springfield & St. Louis frequently and there are many businesses with "Route 66" or "I-44" in their names.
I'm sure these businesses (mainly restaurants) are named that way to attract customers on the highway or bait them in to thinking it's something authentic. One example is a Route 66 Cafe that serves very soggy, greasy & tasteless food.


But then you have the Route 66 Drive-In at Carthage, MO , also the 66 Drive-In at Springfield, IL
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Re: Achille, OK: Storage Business Sign With Large Circle Route Marker
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2020, 05:27:18 PM »

That sign has been there at least 15 years.  Also, the speed limits in that town are strictly enforced, even more so than in most small towns in that part of the state.

They are only closely enforced if you have Texas plates..... Closely is an understatement by the way.  Going North, there is even a pull off place for the tickets to be written and the officer to pull a turn around.

At one point, if you showed up for court (with cash only) they let you pay half of the mail in amount.
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Re: Achille, OK: Storage Business Sign With Large Circle Route Marker
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2020, 05:45:30 PM »

That sign has been there at least 15 years.  Also, the speed limits in that town are strictly enforced, even more so than in most small towns in that part of the state.

They are only closely enforced if you have Texas plates..... Closely is an understatement by the way.  Going North, there is even a pull off place for the tickets to be written and the officer to pull a turn around.

At one point, if you showed up for court (with cash only) they let you pay half of the mail in amount.

Better than Barling, AR : there's a "court date", but court is never held. You simply pay your fine.
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