A: The roadway extended from the Oklahoma border near Texola, OK and heads west through Amarillo to the New Mexico border at Glenrio. Its path crossed approximately 178 miles of Texas, passing through Shamrock, McLean, Alanreed, Groom, Conway, Washburn, Amarillo, Bushland, Wildorado, Vega, Adrian and Glenrio, roughly following Interstate 40.
A: Route 66 was designated by the federal government in 1926 using mostly already existing paved and unpaved roadways.
A: Associated historic resources include auto repair garages, gas stations, diners, tourist courts, auto courts, motels and hotels, road markers, paving, traffic signs, and bridges.
A: The Texas Historical Commission (THC) undertook a one-year study to document the resources of this nationally important roadway, building on the previous historic resources survey done in 2002. The project resulted in an updated survey of the Texas section of Route 66 and associated historic resources including auto repair garages, gas stations, diners, tourist camps, auto courts, motels, road markers, paving, traffic signs, and bridges.
A: The project was funded by the National Park Service Route 66 Cost-Share Grant Program and the Texas Historical Commission in 2017-2018.