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

"The Convertible And The Open Road"

 

— Donley County Historic Route 66 Safety Rest Area —

 
"The Convertible And The Open Road" Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
1. "The Convertible And The Open Road" Marker
Inscription.  

Route 66 was finished just as the first wave of new cars came off the post war assembly lines. For many Americans, it symbolized an unparalleled freedom and mobility for every individual who could own and operate an automobile. Route 66 epitomized the desire for the freedom of the open road, and the possibility of a fresh start in the West. Route 66 embedded itself in the hearts and minds of generations of road enthusiast Americans and served to emphasize the importance of the automobile as a technological accomplishment.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 35° 10.717′ 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. "Crossing The Native American Nations" (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Bunion Derby" (within shouting distance of this marker);
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
"The Dust Bowl Days" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Wartime Impact" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Gateway To The Southwest" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Transportation History" (within shouting distance of this marker); "A Cultural Calamity" (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Naming Of Route 66" (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 32 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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