Commerce, a former mining town with just under 2,500 inhabitants, is known for a famous news item. It was here that the gangster couple Bonnie and Clyde murdered a policeman and kidnapped the local chief of police on April 6, 1934.

Route 66 (Highway 69) crosses it to the east, with a slight stall south of town on D Street, before returning to Main Street to stay as close as possible to the original alignment. Most of what can be seen there is in the town, but west of Route 66. It was at 319 South Quincy Street that Mickey Mantle (1931-1995), a famous baseball player of the 1950s-1960s who made his career with the New York Yankees, lived part of his life. Not far away, at 100 North Main Street, you can get a snack or an ice cream at the tiny Dairy King, which dates back to 1925. On the other side of the street, you won't miss the old Allen's Fillin Station, also housed in a small green and red shack.

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