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

"Gateway To The Southwest"

 

— Donley County Historic Route 66 Safety Rest Area —

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

For westbound travelers crossing into Texas, Route 66 provided the first glimpses of changes in the landscape and architecture. Buildings of the Southwest featured Adobe, Art Deco, and Mission styles amid landscapes of prairie and desert! Shamrock, Texas, the first town west of the Oklahoma state line and the intersection of two major transcontinental highways - US Route 66 and US 83 which ran from Mexico to Canada - was the gateway to the Southwest.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 35° 10.717′ N, 100° 49.85′ 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 Naming Of Route 66" (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Convertible And The Open Road" (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Dust Bowl Days"
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); "Crossing The Native American Nations" (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Bunion Derby" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Wartime Impact" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Transportation History" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "A Cultural Calamity" (about 300 feet away). 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 34 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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