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Riverton

See the westbound or the eastbound Route 66 descriptions.

Populationabout 600
Elevation885 feet
Settled?
unincorporated
CountyCherokee
StateKansas
West:
Baxter Springs, KS
East:
Galena, KS

History

Riverton just like neighboring towns was created as a mining town. The hydroelectric plant is responsible for a dam creating a lake on the spring river. The Spring River Inn dated back to the early 1900s and while it served for a while as a boating club reopened to cater for tourists until it burned down and closed permanently.

The Eisler brothers store was originally a gas station and dates back to 1925.

To the west is the last remaining Marsh Arch Rainbow. Riverton used to have a 3 span Marsh Arch Rainbow bridge crossing the Spring River, but it got demolished in 1986 and replaced with the current bridge.

Area attractions

Eisler Brothers Store

Marsh Arch Rainbow bridge

Places to eat

Eisler Brothers Store (old fashioned sandwiches)

Places to stay

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Route 66 Dining & Lodging Guide - 17th Edition - Spiral Bound

National Historic Route 66 Federation

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Road Trip USA Route 66 (3rd edition)

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Route 66 Lost & Found: Mother Road Ruins and Relics: The Ultimate Collection

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