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Howardwick in Donley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

"The Beginning"

 

— Donley County Historic Route 66 Safety Rest Area —

 
"The Beginning" Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
1. "The Beginning" Marker
Inscription.  

Route 66 was conceived in the mid 1920's by Oklahoma Highway Commissioner Cyrus Stevens Acery and the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads. The vision was of an all-weather paved highway stretching from densely populated Chicago and the Midwest to the rural West Pacific Ocean. The road began in Grant Park on the shore of Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago and stretched west to the Santa Monica Pier just west of Los Angeles.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 35° 10.749′ N, 100° 49.806′ W. Marker is in Howardwick, Texas, in Donley County. Marker is on U.S. Route 66 (Interstate 40), on the right when traveling east. The marker is on the grounds of the Donley County Historic Route 66 Safety Rest Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarendon TX 79226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "East-West Connection" (here, next to this marker); "A Cultural Calamity" (a few steps from this marker); "Transportation History" (a few steps from this marker); "The Dust Bowl Days" (within shouting
"The Beginning" Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
2. "The Beginning" Marker
distance of this marker); "Wartime Impact" (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Bunion Derby" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Crossing The Native American Nations" (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Convertible And The Open Road" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Howardwick.
 
Donley County Historic Route 66 Safety Rest Area image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
3. Donley County Historic Route 66 Safety Rest Area
Donley County Historic Route 66 Safety Rest Area Sign image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
4. Donley County Historic Route 66 Safety Rest Area Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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