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April 30, 1926: In Springfield on this day, officials first proposed the name of the new Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway. Because of this, enthusiasts recognize Springfield as the birthplace of Route 66.
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.