Stop in Shamrock

Shamrock, Tex. is located on the eastern side of the Texas panhandle. This flat landscape is punctuated by several towns that catered to Route 66 travelers. Shamrock offered the gamut of roadside services. Gas stations were sprinkled along the highway through town, including the well-known Tower Conoco. This Art Deco masterpiece sits at the corner of U.S. 66 and U.S. 83, which guaranteed brisk business. Today, the station has been restored and is a must photo-op along the highway. Another of the photos shows the Dixie Restaurant, topped with a huge chicken. Sadly, the sign is gone. This selection of photos, most from the late 1950s or early 1960s, show U.S. 66 in and around Shamrock. Looks kinda quiet, doesn’t it?

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One Comment on “Stop in Shamrock”

  1. Jim Says:

    This is a great series of photos, and thank you for sharing them. I especially like the ones of the boy standing next to the 66 shield. The only way you can tell that these two photos aren’t modern is the shield and the boy’s clothes.


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