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Adrian, Texas (Route 66)

Adrian is a small town located in the Texas Panhandle, USA. It is known primarily for its location along the historic Route 66, the famous highway that once connected Chicago to Los Angeles and played a significant role in American history and culture. Here’s a brief overview of Adrian’s history and some Route 66 attractions in the area:

History of Adrian, Texas: Adrian was founded as a railroad town in 1900. Its growth was further spurred by its location on Route 66, which was established in 1926 and brought travelers and commerce through the town. Like many other towns along the route, Adrian experienced a boom in tourism during the mid-20th century. However, with the construction of the interstate highway system, Route 66 gradually lost its prominence, and many towns, including Adrian, saw a decline in visitors. Despite this, Route 66 nostalgia has kept the town alive, and Adrian remains a popular stop for tourists exploring the historic highway.

Route 66 Attractions in Adrian, Texas:

  1. Midpoint Café and Midpoint Sign: Adrian is famous for being the “Midpoint” of Route 66, precisely halfway between Chicago and Los Angeles. The Midpoint Café is a popular stop for travelers, offering classic diner food, Route 66 memorabilia, and a chance to take a photo with the “Midpoint” sign that marks this special spot.
  2. Adrian’s Bent Door: A unique and quirky attraction in Adrian is the “World’s Second Largest Pair of Concrete Shoes,” also known as Adrian’s Bent Door. This installation is a set of giant concrete shoes with a door set into one of them, creating an interesting photo opportunity.
  3. Fabulous 40s Motel

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