Beale Wagon Road

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Beale Wagon Road 

The Beale Wagon Road is named after the surveyor and superintendent of construction Edward Fitzgerald "Ned" Beale,
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(4 February 1822 - 22 April 1893) who was commissioned to build a wagon road from Fort Smith, Arkansas to Los Angeles. The route of the Beale Wagon Road became U.S. Highway 66 and the Santa Fe Railroad.