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Historic Round Barn in Arcadia, OK, to celebrate 20 years of renewal Saturday
By Richard Mize
| Published: April 11, 2012
And 15 years later came Aubrey McClendon, the Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO, soda pop lover and fan of Arcadia, who erected the giant neon roadside pop bottle, shop and diner, POPs, a present-day expression of the kind of attraction the Mother Road was known for in its heyday.
“They're working in tandem. People stop at the Round Barn and shoot pictures and drive over and have a soda pop,” Heisch said.
Route 66 and its tourist stops — and the preservation of now-historic sites — were meant to be experiences, she said, not just sights to see.
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Apr 9Fans of the big, red, domed barn, which dates to 1898,...