Road Trip: Route 66 Part VI: Shamrock, TX

November 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Texas became the 28th state to join the United States on December 29, 1845. The capital city is Austin. The highest point is Guadalupe Peak at 8,749 feet.

Route 66: Conoco in Shamrock, TXRoute 66: ConocoShamrock, TX Road Trip 2013 - Day 16 - June 26 - Route 66 Part V, VW Slug Bug Ranch, Conway, TX (Previous 2013 Road Trip posts: Indiana DunesDe ImmigrantAmana ColoniesDes MoinesMadison County Roads, Bridges of Madison CountyWhite Pole Road, Great Platte River Road Archway MonumentGolden Spike Tower & Union Pacific's Bailey Rail Yard, Loveland PassThe Resting Day at Powderhorn, Black Canyon of the GunnisonCimarronColorado National MonumentFruita Rodeo, Grand MesaArches National ParkGrand Junction, Grand Mesa CreekArches National Park Add-On, Canyonlands National ParkThe Little Big Moments of Road Tripping, Mesa Verde National Park, Santa FeSanta Fe Train Depot, Pecos National Historical ParkRoute 66 Part I, Santa Rosa, NMRoute 66 Part II, Santa Rosa, NMRoute 66 Part III, TucumcariRoute 66 Part IV: Cadillac RanchRoute 66 Part V: Bug Ranch), Route 66 Part VI: Conoco & Magnolia

Alright, we're back on the road today rolling east on Route 66 through Texas and arriving at Shamrock, the last stop on the Mother Road before leaving the Lone Star State. What's to look at here? Two wonderful historic gas stations.

First, the Conoco Tower, an art deco gas station and cafe from the 1930s, yet, with Tesla charging stations in the back! This was the inspiration for Ramone's in the movie Cars.

Second, a beautifully refurbished Magnolia service station with its vintage gravity feed gas pumps.

Route 66: Magnolia Gas in Shamrock, TXRoute 66: Magnolia GasShamrock, TX

Route 66: Magnolia Gas in Shamrock, TX

With this stop behind us, let's hit the road and we'll be in Oklahoma in no time!

Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you (#etbtsy)!

References: Texas on 50States.comConoco Tower - Route 66 Art DecoMagnolia Gas Station - Route 66: Shamrock, Texas

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