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Foyil in Rogers County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

1928 Route 66 Footrace

 
 
1928 Route 66 Footrace Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 20, 2013
1. 1928 Route 66 Footrace Marker
Inscription.

Andrew Hartley Payne, a 1927 graduate of Foyil, won the 1928 transcontinental footrace, LA-NYC, a 3423.5 mi. world record in 573 hr 4 min & 34 sec. Andy "Greatest Long Distance Runner in History of Competitive Running" won in the 880 & mile (4:45). He practiced by running to Foyil School 5 miles from the family farm.
 
Erected by Foyil Heritage Association and Oklahoma Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 36° 26.1′ N, 95° 31.203′ W. Marker is in Foyil, Oklahoma, in Rogers County. Marker is at the intersection of Oklahoma Route 66 and 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on State Route 66. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Foyil OK 74031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew Hartley Payne (approx. 0.7 miles away); Claremore Mound (approx. 7.3 miles away); Will Rogers (approx. 9.9 miles away); US Army M-41 "Walker Bulldog" Light Tank (approx. 9.9 miles away); Howdy Folks
1928 Route 66 Footrace Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 20, 2013
2. 1928 Route 66 Footrace Marker
Looking north
(approx. 10 miles away); a different marker also named Will Rogers (approx. 10.1 miles away); Will Rogers Memorial (approx. 10.1 miles away); Oklahoma Military Academy War Memorial (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Great American Footrace. (Submitted on August 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "Miami woman recalls 1928 'Bunion Derby' to hail new Route 66," article in The Joplin Globe. (Submitted on August 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Kicks of Route 66. (Submitted on August 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Andy Payne. (Submitted on August 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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