The Granite Belt was part of the soldier settlement scheme for returning heroes of World War I as it was considered the perfect place for small farms capable of supporting one man and his family, and the high country was considered good for health problems. The veterans named their farms, and the roads linking them, after battles in which they had fought. Armistice Way, one of Stanthorpe’s principal tourist routes, takes drivers along Amiens Road through the tiny hamlets and old railway sidings of Amiens, Messines, Bapaume, Passchendaele, Bullecourt, Pozieres and Fleurbaix. Amiens Road will also take you past some of our largest fruit and vegetable producers. Stop in at the Amiens Legacy Centre to learn about the life and times for returned soldiers in the 1920s.