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

"Crossing Cattle County"

 

— Donley County Historic Route 66 Safety Rest Area —

 
"Crossing Cattle County" Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
1. "Crossing Cattle County" Marker
Inscription.  

"Between Shamrock and Amarillo, Route 66 crossed cattle country where four wire gates blocked auto traffic in the 1920's. Travelers had to stop, open each gate, pass through, and close the gate behind them."

(From "Along Route 66", by Quinta Scott)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArts, Letters, MusicRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 35° 10.733′ N, 100° 49.767′ 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. "Main Street USA" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Wartime Impact" (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Bunion Derby" (within shouting distance of this marker); Route 66 Timeline (within shouting distance of this marker); "Crossing The Native American Nations"

Donley County Rest Area Sign image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
2. Donley County Rest Area Sign
(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). 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 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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