The Tri-State Tribune
Thursday, November 17. 1932
Paving work on Highway 66, between Commerce and the Kansas state line was expected to get under way this week, weather permitting.  One hundred and fifty men will be given employment on this project, contractors said.  This work will last throughout December and into January and perhaps February, it was said

The work orders on the project were received by the contraction firms a few days ago and plans were made to begin the paving Wednesday.

The portion of Highway 66 to be paved connects with Highway No. 7, already paved, at a point about a mile north of Commerce, passes through Quapaw and connects with Route 66.


Sept. 13, 1937
Oklahoma Governor E. W. Morland headed a delegation of state officials, taking part in ceremonies, celebrating the opening of U.S. 66 from Afton to Miami, following the completion of paving the strip.   This strip was the last unpaved gap of Highway 66 in Oklahoma.

The 13.4 miles of 20 foot concrete highway between Afton and Miami cost $500,000 with the bridge at
Miami costing another $127,000.