Near Bumble Bee in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Sunset Point Rest Area
Dedicated to the Engineering Achievement of
— William Clayton LeFebvre, 1890-1964 —
A colorful administrator, he is credited with establishing the basic location of Arizona's billion-dollar Interstate Highway System. He served as State Engineer twice, from 1924 to 1928 and from 1945 to 1951.
He devoted much of his final term to curbing diversion of state highway user revenues to purposes other than road-building. His varied career included that of road-builder, railroad civil engineer, city engineer, county engineer, chief of police, engineer with the Public Works Administration, naval commander in World War II, Phoenix city manager, and Phoenix postmaster.
Dedicated January 1980
Erected 1980 by Arizona State Transportation Board and Arizona Section, American Society of Civil Engineers.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Roads & Vehicles • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the ASCE Civil Engineering Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
Location. 34° 11.122′ N, 112° 8.079′ W. Marker is near Bumble Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mayer AZ 86333, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mining in Arizona (a few steps from this marker); Cleator, Arizona (approx. 8.6 miles away).
More about this marker. Sunset Point Rest Area is 53 miles north of Phoenix and 89 miles south of Flagstaff.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,371 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.