Historic Route 66

July 30, 2012 - Amarillo, Texas, United States

We decided that the great state of Texas should get as little of our time as possible, so we traversed the panhandle. This turned out to be a good decision as Interstate 40 often parallels Historic Route 66. Of course the Exit sign for the town of Shamrock, TX drew us off I-40 where we discovered a wonderfully restored Route 66 Art Deco gas station and cafe.

We again exited I-40 in Elk City, OK to visit a Route 66 museum. It contained several vintage automobiles as well as other memorabilia from an era when Route 66 was the main highway between Chicago and LA.

The museum also boasted a large collection of windmills. We had seen many along the highways still in use to pump water for livestock, but couldn't get a good photo. Even with the advent of the wind turbines, these old windmills are still providing service.


1930s Art Deco Gas Station and Cafe
Route 66
Route 66 Museum
Model A Ford
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