US 75: ‘Where the Two Great Highways of Texas Meet’

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Like this old sign along US 75 north of Fairfield, there remains reminders and memories when the highway and its Houston-Dallas traffic flowed into the city.

Fairfield might have missed out on the railroad sweepstakes in the early part of the 20th century, but the town didn’t miss out being crossed by two major highways.
The east-west US 84 and US 75 crossroads at Fairfield even prompted a colorful boast – “Where the two great highways of Texas meet” – remembers Gordon Small.
US 75 was important to Texas and Fairfield.
The highway began in 1926 – part of


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