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

"The Dust Bowl Days"

 

— Donley County Historic Route 66 Safety Rest Area —

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

Poor agricultural practices and sustained drought throughout the Southern Plains during the 1930's left the land barren of growing crops. Strong winds whipped across the empty fields creating huge black clouds of dust traveling across Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. The area became known as the "Dust Bowl" triggering the largest human migration in American history. Most of those fleeing traveled Route 66 in their flight to California.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureDisastersRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 35° 10.733′ N, 100° 49.817′ 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. "Transportation History" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Wartime Impact" (within shouting distance of this marker); "A Cultural Calamity"
Donley County Historic Route 66 Safety Rest Area Sign image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
2. Donley County Historic Route 66 Safety Rest Area Sign
(within shouting distance of this marker); "The Bunion Derby" (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Convertible And The Open Road" (within shouting distance of this marker); "East-West Connection" (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Beginning" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Crossing The Native American Nations" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Howardwick.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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