Elvis ate here February 19, 2009Posted by Ron Warnick in Museums, Music, Preservation, Restaurants.
Here’s something interesting that just came from the latest newsletter by the Oklahoma Route 66 Association.
The Heartland of America Heritage Museum in Weatherford, Okla., is about finished restoring the Porter House Diner, an original Valentine diner. The museum estimates the refurbishment will be done later this month or early March.
The article by Marion Davidson doesn’t have an exact fix when the diner was built, but it was operating on Route 66 in Weatherford in the 1950s by the Porter and Snow families.
Then there’s this:
A guest book provided by Porter’s sister Mrs. Snow, still a resident of Weatherford, reveals that Elvis Presley frequented the Porter House Diner on his Route 66 travels through Oklahoma heading to the West Coast. One entry in the guest book is dated April 22, 1960, with his name, home as Memphis, and remarks as “Cool, Daddy.” The guest book will be part of the Heartland Museum display.
Presley also stayed several times at the Trade Winds Motel in Clinton, Okla., during his trips out west. So the notion that Elvis would have stopped for a bite to eat at the Porter House before getting some shuteye down the road in Clinton makes sense.
(Photo by Marion Davidson)