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Farming on the Mother Road - 6
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Aug 21, 2014 06:18 AM CDT

VEGA, Texas (DTN) -- Everything is bigger in Texas, except Route 66.

Texas is home to only 175 miles of the Mother Road, which stretches across the midsection of the Panhandle. Nonetheless, a traveler can find a row of spray-painted Cadillacs half buried in the Plains. On the west end of the state is also the midpoint of Route 66, noted by a marker across the highway from a small cafe.

Amarillo also is probably the one place along Route 66 where you are guaranteed to find a 72-ounce steak any night of the week -- not that eating a ...

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