Celebrating The Missouri Section Of Route 66
Stretching over 2,400 miles from Chicago to the Santa Montica Pier on California’s coast, this travel and blog is as much about the history of this grand route as it is about the people, businesses, and attractions that keep continue to pique the public’s interest year after year.
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Springfield, Missouri is officially recognized as the birthplace of the name which became known as the iconic “Mother Road.” It was on April 30, 1926 at the Colonial Hotel via telegram that Springfield businessman John T. Woodruff and Oklahoma businessman Cy Avery first proposed U.S. 66 as the name of the new Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway.
313 miles – 5th longest stretch of US 66
The Great Osage Trail blazed by the Osage Indian tribes, and before that the natural bison migration routes through the Midwest plains
St Louis has many nicknames, but some of the most popular include: “Gateway to the West”, “Home Of The Blues” “The Gateway City”, and “Mound City”