July 24, 1985

The last “Route 66” shields were removed from the final 14-mile stretch between Scotland, Missouri, and the Kansas line then the Mother Road was no more.  

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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