Foyil in Rogers County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
1928 Route 66 Footrace
Andrew Hartley Payne, a 1927 graduate of Foyil, won the 1928 transcontinental footrace, LA-NYC, a 3423.5 mi. world record in 573 hr 4 min & 34 sec. Andy "Greatest Long Distance Runner in History of Competitive Running" won in the 880 & mile (4:45). He practiced by running to Foyil School 5 miles from the family farm.
Erected by Foyil Heritage Association and Oklahoma Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the U.S. Route 66 series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
Location. 36° 26.1′ N, 95° 31.203′ W. Marker is in Foyil, Oklahoma, in Rogers County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 66 and 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 66. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Foyil OK 74031, 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. Andrew Hartley Payne (approx. 0.7 miles away); Claremore Mound (approx. 7.3 Clement Vann Rogers (approx. 8.4 miles away); Daugherty Pathway (approx. 8.4 miles away); Will Rogers Airport (approx. 8.4 miles away); Pryor Creek Bridge (approx. 9.3 miles away); Main Street of America (approx. 9.9 miles away); US Army M-41 "Walker Bulldog" Light Tank (approx. 9.9 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. "Miami woman recalls 1928 'Bunion Derby' to hail new Route 66," article in The Joplin Globe. (Submitted on August 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Kicks of Route 66. (Submitted on August 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.