Last evening I was re-reading Grapes of Wrath and was surprised to see that Grandpa Joad died on the day he left the farm. For some reason I'd thought he'd lived longer than that. Anyway, much to my surprise I see that he died when the family stopped for the evening somewhere just west of Bethany, Oklahoma. That means that he must have passed away right around the Canadian River. Well... it just so happens that I have a picture of the Route 66 bridge that spans the Canadian River.
I remember the burial scene well -- and even used it in an article a few years back on the right of access to graves on private property. But I'd forgotten about the place of his death; and I'd forgotten some of the other details, too -- like the yellow gas stations. I'll post some pictures of company gas stations along Route 66 soon.