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August 4, 1921: The Missouri state legislature passed the Centennial Road Law during a special session of congress. The law helped establish a modern system of state highways in Missouri. It was named the Centennial Road Law in honor of Missouri's hundredth birthday.
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.