bankhead highway

Explore Vintage Texas on a Bankhead Highway Daytrip

December 28, 2020 | By John Lumpkin

The well-worn two-lane road veering off US 180 between the towns of Weatherford and Mineral Wells might be able to keep its secret if it weren’t for a small sign with “BH” in bold black letters designating it as an “Historic Route.”
Indeed, the country road is a remnant of the Bankhead Highway, the nation’s first all-weather east-west transcontinental highway.

Original Texas Road Trip

October 17, 2015 | By Randy Mallory

Just outside the quaint East Texas town of Mount Vernon, County Road 2025 stretches ahead like a postcard from the past.

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