Howardwick in Donley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
"The Bunion Derby"
— Donley County Historic Route 66 Safety Rest Area —
The first legendary event to take place along Route 66 was in 1923 when sports promoter C.C Pyle and the US Highway 66 Association promoted a transcontinental footrace that later became known as the Bunion Derby. The race started in Los Angeles, passed through Chicago and ended in New York. 241 athletes from around the world entered the race that started on March 4, 1928. After 84 days of running, Andy Payne from Oklahoma crossed the finish line and won the $25,000 prize money.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Sports.
Location. 35° 10.725′ N, 100° 49.8′ 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. "Wartime Impact" (here, next to this marker); "Crossing The Native American Nations" (a few steps from this marker); "The Convertible And The Open Road""The Dust Bowl Days" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Transportation History" (within shouting distance of this marker); "A Cultural Calamity" (within shouting distance of this marker); "East-West Connection" (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Beginning" (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 2, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 2, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.