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T R A N S C O N T I N E N TA L TRAILS OF THE

UNITED STATES SHOWING BEST ROADS • ROAD DISTANCES • PRINCIPAL CITIES Signs like DOH, OST, MH and BH were nailed to posts along trails to guide early travelers coast to coast.

Old Spanish Trail 1914

Dixie Overland Highway 1914

Meridian Highway 1914

Bankhead Highway 1914

In 1926, before numbered highways, there were National Trails and other posted roads. Trails had official pole markings posted along the routes, such as Dixie-Overland Highways (DOH), now US 80 and I-20. In recent years, historic US highways in several states have been designated state highways, influenced by the speed oriented interstates. On US 80 for example, in historic Van Horn, where the route comes off I-20, the famous Main Street has been designated as part of a Business I-20 loop. US 80 from Dallas to Ft. Worth Texas is now Texas 180. US 75 (I-45) from Dallas to Houston is now Texas 75. US 67 and US 90 are still pretty much intact. Route 66 architect Tom Snyder observed that traveling was more important than the destination, being on the road was more interesting than arriving: that the road is a destination in itself.

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DISCOVER OTHER “MOTHER ROADS” OF AMERICA The mother roads of America are not only the Lincoln Highway and Route 66, but the great transcontinental routes of Route 80 and 90, originally called the Dixie Over Land and the Old Spanish Trail highways. All southbound highways such as Route 67, the Bankhead Highway, and Route 75, the Meredian Highway, feed into Routes 80 and 90 which run through a section rich in historic romance, observes Richard F. Weingroff of the Federal Highway Administration. Routes 80 and 90 bind together all of the former Spanish territories of the U. S., from Florida to California.

microcosm of America, and a great way to connect with the land and its people, observes JoAnn Vervinck, a landscape architect. Along them you can see the relics of another time, when there was “auto architecture.”

Now paralleled by interstates, in the 1920s these were mostly dirt and gravel roads. US 90 had 40 miles of ferries as it came across the southern states on its way to California. It and US 80 followed the routes of the wagon road surveys of the 1860’s.

The Byways get you into the downtowns, on the Main Streets, and around the courthouse squares.

Through these several routes, East Texas is a part of the great sweep of American history. Other early routes, each with their own names, exist in East Texas, all the way down to local dirt roads which were paved to become a part of Texas farm to market roads. They are all a part of the scenic and historic byways of East Texas. These roads are a

Enjoy a more leisurely drive, and observe the historical and cultural relics such as gas stations, tourist courts, diners, bridges. In East Texas you see historical and cultural relics in pioneer log cabins, tourist courts with individual cottages like in the early 30’s movies, to shotgun houses of the oil fields and bayous.

Roads that carried wagon trains west from the port of Jefferson to build up cities like Dallas and the great ranches in West Texas have a romance of their own. Nostalgia exists in cafes, service stations and motels which survive from earlier times. reviving memories of past generations.

Rivers slowed traffic along early trails and US highways. There were more than 40 miles of ferries on OST (US 90) in the 1920’s. This 1928 photo shows a ferry and in the foreground a bridge being constructed along an East Texas road.

These routes are still waiting for those with a spirit to venture and a liking for friendly people and uncrowded, scenic roads. They'll be great for fall foliage and spring flower jaunts, and just to travel on dreamy summer days.


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Old Spanish Trail from Jacksonville, Florida on the Atlantic to San Diego, California on the Pacific.

Old Dixie-Overland Hwy. from the Atlantic Ocean in Savannah to the Pacific Ocean in San Diego.

Old Meredian Highway from the pines of Winnipeg, Canada to the palms of Galveston.

Starts in Winnipeg, Canada this route follows a northsouth path to Laredo on the Rio Grande.

Begins in Albert Lea, Minnesota, this highway crosses East Texas and ends in Port Arthur.

Begins on the Atlantic Ocean at Brunswick, GA and five States later ends in Las Cruces, NM.

Old Bankhead Highway from Iowa on the Mississippi River to Presidio on the Mexican border.

Beginning in Louisiana, US 190 crosses East Texas and ends on Interstate I-10 in West Texas.

Hug the Coast Highway Begins in Kentucky near Indiana border, crosses four states and ends in Round Rock, Texas.

From Teneha on US 59, this route crosses through the Big Thicket and ends in Port Arthur.

Begins in Shreveport Bossier City area, and goes south, ending in Lake Charles, LA.

Hug the Coast Highway Travel from Louisiana to the Rio Grande Valley and find ports with connections to the world.


US 59

South Plantation country, a former temporary capital of Missouri, museums, potteries, Texas’ oldest town, deep National Forests, an Indian reservation. You pass on the edge of the Big Thicket on your way to Houston’s skyscrapers and the great coastal plain, past a historical ranch on the way down to Laredo and the Rio Grande.

Starts in Winnipeg, Canada and follows a path to Laredo. As you start south from Texarkana on US 59, travel slowly so you enjoy the rolling hills covered in pine and hardwood punctuated by beautiful lakes, one with cypress and Spanish moss. Savor the history of a riverport town, of Old

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When completed in 1932 the Meredian Highway's slogan was “From Pines to The Palms” or from Winnipeg, Canada to Galveston Island. It enters our area at Durant, headquarters for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, then across the Red River south. It traverses blackland prairie, pine forests, and ends on the coastal prairie. Along the way it ties

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together the state’s two largest metropolitan areas, with major attractions, and dozens of interesting smaller cities and some of the shrines of Texas and the space age on the way to the Gulf of Mexico. It goes through great ranching country, passes near where the George Bush Library is a 15th century festival, a full-sized paddlerwheeler, shopping, Greyhound racing, to the Strand and the sailboats on the Gulf. “Drive 75.”

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US 82 begins on the Atlantic Ocean at Brunswick, GA, comes across the South, enters Texas from Arkansas, and travels along Texas’ Red River Valley opposite the Choctaw Indian Nation in Oklahoma and finally ends in Las Cruces, NM. “Hoss” Cartwright was born along this route. It goes past arsenals, ranches, imported Italian fountains, early cattle baron Chisum’s monument, Indian forts, “Mr. Sam” Rayburn's home and museum, grainfields, a

giant lake's shores, Ike's birthplace, and connects with the California Trails’ beginnings. US 67 begins in Sabula, Iowa, near Chicago, and ends in Presidio, Texas, on the Mexican border. From the piney woods on the Arkansas-Texas state line to the western grand prairie: see an arsenal of peaches and blueberries and old homes, record bass lakes, music boxes and a museum to dairying, trails of autumn, outlets, antiques, chocolate-covered fruit cakes, salutes to cotton days, rodeos, skyscrapers, movie studios and wax museums.

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LINDALE Retirement Mecca Good Country Living I-20/US 69 Rest Stops Antiques/Crafts K-Mart Regional Dist. Ctr. Halfway Between Dallas & Shreveport - near Tyler Santa Land

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Big Thicket, and through its ports has ties to the Gulf of Mexico. It has the Spindletop tradition, birding, salt and freshwater fishing, alligator tales, nature trails, canoeing, great museums, a Liberty bell, the nation’s fourth largest city, NASA, and westward enters the bluebonnet country with its snow geese, German-Czech influence in foods, music, and on to San Antonio.


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ALABAMA & COUSHATTA INDIAN RESERVATION Land Rover Bus Tours Through the Big Thicket National Preserve Exciting Trip Aboard an Authentic Train Tribal Dances; Indian Craftsmen Gift Shop, Restaurant Lake Tombigbee Campgrounds, RV Park Fishing, Swimming, Camping, Hiking Trails

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PORT ARTHUR Museum of Gulf Coast Four Historical Homes on Lake Shore Drive Pleasure Island Festivals Lighthouse on Island Charter Fishing

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All Dallas can head for the Piney Woods by exiting I-45 in southeast Dallas on a four-lane highway that carries travelers along a very scenic high road by a retirement mecca, Cedar Creek Lake, through Athens to the southern terminus in Jacksonville. From there, the beautiful piney woods and interesting cities beckon from all directions.

Winter Texans know this route well, traveling through Oklahoma mountains (Kiamichi Country) on the Indian Nation Turnpike to Hugo, then down to Paris, TX, the northern terminus of TX 19, down to the southern terminus on I-45 at Huntsville. This route travels through special East Texas cities as Paris, Sulphur Springs, Canton, Athens, Palestine, Crockett and Huntsville, full of museums, great shopping, Sam Houston Statue.

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