Old US 36, Callao (west), MO

Christy’s Camp and Service Station, Old Highway 36, Callao, circa 1928. 

Christy’s Camp and Service Station, Old Highway 36, Callao, circa 1928.  Christy’s Camp was reportedly the first camp, forerunners to motels, to open on US Highway 36 in Missouri. The camp and station were built and operated by Gilbert Christy and his sons Walter and Marvin.  Standing in front is Marvin Christy.  Photo courtesy of Thelma Jo Christy.

Christy’s Camp and Service Station interior, Old Highway 36, Callao, Missouri, 1928.

Christy’s Camp and Service Station interior, Old Highway 36, Callao, Missouri, 1928.  Marvin and Walter Christy are behind the counter.  Photo courtesy of Thelma Jo Christy.

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