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McLean in Gray County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Devil's Rope Museum, McLean, Texas

Route 66 Roadside Attraction

 
 
Devil's Rope Museum, McLean, Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 9, 2021
1. Devil's Rope Museum, McLean, Texas Marker
Inscription.  This Route 66 landmark now houses the Texas Route 66 Museum and the largest barbwire museum in the world.

Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeing
 
Erected 2003 by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Route 66 Roadside Attractions, and the U.S. Route 66 series lists.
 
Location. 35° 13.878′ N, 100° 35.83′ W. Marker is in McLean, Texas, in Gray County. Marker is on Kingsley Street south of First Street (Business Interstate 40), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Kingsley St, McLean TX 79057, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Avalon Theater, McLean, Texas (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Phillips 66 Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); McLean Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); World War II Prisoner of War Camp at McLean (approx. 3.4 miles away); Alanreed Cemetery (approx. 7.3 miles away); 66 Super Service Station (approx. 7.9 miles away); Old Pakan School (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McLean.
 
More about this marker. Marker has limited historical information but is part of the Route 66 series (see above).
 
Regarding Devil's Rope Museum, McLean, Texas. The museum, which was once a brassiere factory, opened in 1991. There are several varieties of barbed wire (supposedly there are over 2,000 types of barbed wire) and tools that are on display. A small museum devoted to Route 66 is also inside, which includes the Texas Route 66 Hall of Fame inductees wall as well as memorabilia.
 
Devil's Rope Museum, McLean, Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 9, 2021
2. Devil's Rope Museum, McLean, Texas Marker
Marker is mounted on the building
Devil's Rope Museum, McLean, Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 9, 2021
3. Devil's Rope Museum, McLean, Texas Marker
Close-up of the museum entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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