Elk City, Oklahoma
Elk City is located in western Oklahoma in an area for its red colored soil. Part of the Cherokee Outlet of 1892, the townspeople, eager for industry, renamed the town of Crowe to Busch, hoping to woo the favors of Adophus Busch, brewer of Budweiser Beer, so that the town might get a brewery. However, when the brewery did not materialize, the name Elk City was officially changed in 1901. Elk City was named after Elk Creek, which in turn had been named after an Indian Chief, Elk River, who lived in the vicinity years before.

The U.S. Census of 2000 indicated that 10,977 people called Elk City home. In 1931 the US Highway 66 Association held its annual convention in Elk City. More than 20,000 people attended; a very sizable crowd for those days. Elk City is also the site of the Old Town Museum which has expanded to include a Route 66 museum.

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