Route 66 cabin moved to new home in Boswell Park

By: 
STEVE SMITH SSMITH@LACLEDECOUNTYRECORD.COM

The last Camp Joy cabin now resides in Lebanon’s Boswell Park where it will soon have a new permanent home.
The cabin was moved from its former location to the park early Saturday morning. The small building  was followed on Route 66/Elm Street by a line of classic cars and Route 66 officials.
Unfortunately, the recent rain made the ground too soft for the cabin to be set up at its permanent site. Route 66 board members said this would take place at a later date.
Long a part of of Route 66 history, Camp Joy was a campground that  opened in the 1920s, providing shelter to travelers of the iconic roadway.
Cliff Claxton of the Route 66 Society said the project was a community effort, including city officials and volunteers.

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