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Shamrock

Shamrock

  • Named in 1890 by Irish immigrant sheep rancher George Nickel for good luck and courage

  • Population: 2,029

  • The towns beginning came from the arrival of the Chicago, Rock Island, and Gulf Railway in 1902.

  • One of the top hunting destinations in the panhandle

  • Home of the famous Tower Station and U-Drop inn, built in 1936 along historic Route 66

    1. Featured in the 2006 animated film Cars

    2. Thursdays Under the Neon- Every Thursday of summer, free concerts and events

  • At the end of the movie Cast Away, Tom Hanks' character is seen on US Route 83 near I40, the real-life location of Shamrock