March 15, 1931

Celebrations are held for the final section of Route 66 to be paved in Missouri. It was a big party in downtown Rolla, as an estimated 8,000 people turned out to commemorate the completion of Route 66 across Missouri.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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Bonus content: Get up close with the mother road, Route 66, with this episode of Missouri Life TV. We’re traveling west from St. Louis to Pulaski County. Watch and explore HERE.