January 13, 1990: Missouri’s Route 66 Association was founded. The nonprofit is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and developing Missouri's historic stretch of Route 66. Visit the organization's website here.
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.