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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 —

 
The Sunset Point Rest Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 7, 2010
1. The Sunset Point Rest Area Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
Location. 34° 11.122′ N, 112° 8.079′ W. Marker is near Bumble Bee, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Touch for map. Marker is at the Sunset Point Rest Area, off Interstate 17 near Milepost 252. Marker is in this post office area: Mayer AZ 86333, United States of America.
 
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.
The Sunset Point Rest Area and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 7, 2010
2. The Sunset Point Rest Area and Marker
Sunset Point Rest Area is 53 miles north of Phoenix and 89 miles south of Flagstaff.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Another Sunset Point Rest Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 7, 2010
3. Another Sunset Point Rest Area Marker
First Place, Outstanding Safety Rest Area in the Nation. By Federal Highway Administration 1971.
Sunset Point Rest Area and Other Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 7, 2010
4. Sunset Point Rest Area and Other Marker
View from Sunset Point Rest Area toward Bumble Bee image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 7, 2010
5. View from Sunset Point Rest Area toward Bumble Bee
Looking WNW
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 985 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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