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Texas Plains Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Quitaque: Ozark Trail Monument: Quitaque


Although the monument itself was buried in 1936 when curbs were installed along the roadway, the center of Quitaque marks an automobile route across several states, part of the Ozark Trails Association, which was created to improve roads and access to a resort in the Ozarks of Arkansas.  Annual meetings attracted thousands of members from Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri, as the association sought to develop tourism and publicize the need for better highways and roads. In 1920, Texas county members of the association placed concrete signposts along the Ozark Trail in their area. The monument is an important reminder of the numerous private efforts to create a highway system prior to the federal government's assumption of these activities after World War II.


Location

  • Central intersection in downtown Quitaque
  • Quitaque, Texas
  • 79255

Hours & Fees

  • Daily

  • Free


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