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

"East-West Connection"

 

— Donley County Historic Route 66 Safety Rest Area —

 
"East-West Connection" Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
1. "East-West Connection" Marker
Inscription.  

Completed by 1938, runs a distance of 2448 miles across three time zones, and through eight states: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. The original intent was that the alignment would connect the main streets of small and urban towns along its route therefore opening access for trading and travel to anyone. The diagonal configuration through a more temperate climate, connecting many towns in the Midwest, added to its vitality as a trading and trucking route.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 35° 10.747′ N, 100° 49.805′ 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. "The Beginning" (here, next to this marker); "A Cultural Calamity" (here, next to this marker); "Transportation History" (a few steps
"East-West Connection" Marker, in the distance image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
2. "East-West Connection" Marker, in the distance
from this marker); "The Dust Bowl Days" (within shouting 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 23 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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