Paving of Route 66

On November 14, 1926, the paving of Route 66 between Springfield and Joplin was completed. For several years, getting between the two cities in southwest Missouri had been unusually complicated, as there was no direct route available. After the completion of this stretch of road, only 100 miles were left to be paved of the 270 miles between St. Louis and Joplin.

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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