Danby Rest Area Monument

This monument was constructed at the site of an old rest area along Route 66.  It points out several aspects of the Road in this area.

Danby Rest Area Monument
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    The Danby Rest Area monument
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    Reading the monument’s plaques
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    There is a large parking area next to the monument
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    Many rock designs can be found here built by infantrymen in training during World War II

Several organizations were resonsible for erecting the Danby Rest Area Monument.  It is located next to the large parking area that used to serve as the rest area.

For eastbound Route 66 travelers, the monument is on the right at about 2.5 miles from Cadiz Summit. Westbound travelers will see it on the left about 15.5 miles from the town of Essex.

When walking around this area, make sure to notice the rock designs on both sides of the road.  These were laid down by soldiers that were training for World War II.  They were under the command of General Patton at the time.