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: 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 Dunes, De Immigrant, Amana Colonies, Des Moines, Madison County Roads, Bridges of Madison County, White Pole Road, Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, Golden Spike Tower & Union Pacific's Bailey Rail Yard, Loveland Pass, The Resting Day at Powderhorn, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Cimarron, Colorado National Monument, Fruita Rodeo, Grand Mesa, Arches National Park, Grand Junction, Grand Mesa Creek, Arches National Park Add-On, Canyonlands National Park, The Little Big Moments of Road Tripping, Mesa Verde National Park, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Train Depot, Pecos National Historical Park, Route 66 Part I, Santa Rosa, NM, Route 66 Part II, Santa Rosa, NM, Route 66 Part III, Tucumcari, Route 66 Part IV: Cadillac Ranch, Route 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, 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)!
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