DescriptionMcLean began with a water well and a railroad switch built by the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Texas Railroad Company in 1901. This Texas Panhandle town became a shipping point for area farmers, who sent several hundred carloads of hogs and watermelons to market annually. McLean profited from the oil boom of the 1920s and the construction of Route 66. Efforts have been made to preserve buildings along the historic route, which was bypassed in the early 1980s. A vintage Phillips 66 gas station and an antique pumper can be seen at First and Gray streets.
Things to SeeDevil's Rope Museum