Howardwick in Donley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
"Main Street USA"
— Donley County Historic Route 66 Safety Rest Area —
The new Route 66 grew quickly in use and legend and was named "Main Street USA" and "The Mother Road" by travelers who required services never before known. Blacksmith shops became garages, sidewalk gas pumps grew to service stations. Hotel coffee shops grew into roadside restaurants, and rooms to rent became tourist courts. Times were hard, money scarce, and automobiles crude, all of which created hardships for motorists. Surviving these problems created the spirit and memories of Route 66 that will live forever.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 35° 10.75′ N, 100° 49.75′ 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. Route 66 Timeline (within shouting distance of this marker); "Crossing Cattle County" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Transportation History" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "A Cultural Calamity" (about 300 feet away); "East-West Connection" (about 300 feet away); "The Beginning" (about 300 feet away); "Wartime Impact" (about 300 feet away); "The Bunion Derby" (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 2, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.