Established 1901, grew from water well and switch on Choctaw,
Oklahoma, and Texas Railroad. Once known as the "uplift
city" because of a ladies undergarment factory; former site
of World War II German prisoner of war camp. Now trade center
for surrounding farms and ranches. Murals along Main St. depict
history of city.
A restored 1930s Phillips 66 station lies on old westbound U.S.
66 road and is considered one of best re-created sites by Old
Route 66 Association.
- ALANREED-MCLEAN AREA MUSEUM-Mementos of early settlers
of Texas Panhandle; original record book recording births in McLean
from 1901 to 1920. Several rooms furnished in pioneer style;
community history; history and records of the German Prisoner
of War camp of World War II. Open Wed. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.,
Sun. 1-4 p.m. 117 N. Main St. Tel. 806/779-2731.
- DEVIL'S ROPE MUSEUM-Large collection of barbed wire
artifacts. Also collection of old U.S. 66 memorabilia including
maps, old "66" cafe, and tourist court re-creations.
Handicapped accessible. Open Apr. - Oct. Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m.
- 4 p.m., Sun. 1 - 4 p.m. Corner of Kingsley St. and old U.S.
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