Andy Payne Monument
Andy Payne Blvd and Route 66, Foyil, Ok
+36.42698, -95.5278936°25'37" N, 95°31'40" W
"Andy Payne was the winner of the Trans-America Footrace in 1928. The footrace (also known as the "Bunion Derby") was part of a plan by Charles C. Pyle to promote Route 66 which had been created two years before (1926). The first prize was $25,000 (which is equivalent to $350,000 today).
Most of the race took place along Route 66.
The event began in Los Angeles on March 24, 1928 and ended on May 26, 1928 in New York. Payne's total running time was 23 days, at an average speed of 6 miles per hour.
He ran all the way from Los Angeles to New York, covering a distance of 3,423.5 mile (5.509 km) in 573 hours, 4 minutes and 34 seconds.
Only one in four of the original runners made it to the Madison Square Garden's finish line (over 275 had started out in Los Angeles but half of them had dropped out by the fourth day).
Payne used the prize money to pay off the mortgage on his father's farm."
- June 21, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
- June 20, 2016: Added by Bill Eichelberger