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

Route 66 Timeline

 
 
1900s - Route 66 Time Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
1. 1900s - Route 66 Time Line Marker
Inscription.  

1900's
1903 - W.C. Rogers becomes last elected Cherokee Chief

1910's
1916 - Legislation for public transports

1920's
1926 - US highway 66, first highway to link the Midwest and Pacific Coast is born

1930's
1938 - Route 66 completely paved with asphalt

1940's
1946 - Bobby Troup travels US 66 inspiring him to write "Get Your Kicks On Route 66"

1950's
1953 - Dwight D. Eisenhower takes office as the 34th President of the United States

1960's
1960-64 - Weekly TV show revives the nostalgia of the old two-lane sensation

1970's
1970 - Most of Route 66 replaced by the modern interstate highway system

1980's
1985 - US Route 66 is officially decommissioned by the Highway Department

1990's
1998 -"The Run to the Heartland" was the first reunion of Route 66 enthusiasts since the 1960's

2000's
2001 - 75th Anniversary of Route 66
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the U.S. Route 66 🛣️ series list.
 
Location.
1910s - Route 66 Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
2. 1910s - Route 66 Timeline Marker
35° 10.75′ N, 100° 49.733′ W. Marker is in Howardwick, Texas, in Donley County. Marker is on U.S. Route 66 (Interstate 40) one mile east of Farm to Market Road 2477, 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 at or near this postal address: 12670 I-40, 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); "Crossing Cattle County" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Transportation History" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); "A Cultural Calamity" (about 400 feet away); "East-West Connection" (about 400 feet away); "The Beginning" (about 400 feet away); "Wartime Impact" (about 400 feet away); "The Bunion Derby" (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Howardwick.
 
1920s - Route 66 Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
3. 1920s - Route 66 Timeline Marker
1930s - Route 66 Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
4. 1930s - Route 66 Timeline Marker
1940s - Route 66 Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
5. 1940s - Route 66 Timeline Marker
1950s - Route 66 Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
6. 1950s - Route 66 Timeline Marker
1960s - Route 66 Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
7. 1960s - Route 66 Timeline Marker
1980s to 2000s - Route 66 Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
8. 1980s to 2000s - Route 66 Timeline Marker
Time Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
9. Time Line Marker
Route 66
From thoroughfare to national symbol
Route 66 Time Line Map image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
10. Route 66 Time Line Map
Donley County Historic Route 66 Safety Rest Area Sign image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 11, 2020
11. Donley County Historic Route 66 Safety Rest Area Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 2, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 4, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   9, 10, 11. submitted on January 2, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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