The horizon seemed to expand forever as motorists driving on Route 66 entered the state of Texas at Texola, leaving behind the trees and red dirt of Oklahoma.
Travelers from the east were first introduced to western architecture when they arrived in Amarillo. Most motels in Amarillo were built to resemble adobe pueblos, a style of architecture that had never been seen in the East or Midwest.
Shamrock, Texas, the first town west of the Oklahoma-Texas border, had the important distinction of being located at the intersection of two major transcontinental highways... 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles and 83 from Canada to Mexico.
As travelers drove on the section of Route 66 that ran between Shamrock and Amarillo, they encountered a very unusual situation. This was cattle country, and four wire gates blocked auto traffic on that stretch of highway in the 1920's. Every motorist had to stop, open each gate, pass through, then close each gate behind them before continuing on their journey.
Glenrio, located precisely on the Texas-New Mexico line, was the last stop in Texas and/or the first stop in New Mexico for motorists traveling on Route 66. Both states acknowledge the town as their own and put it on their maps. The U.S. Postal Service officially puts Glenrio in New Mexico but in reality, what little is left of Glenrio today is found in Texas.
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