Red Chaney died in Springfield on this day. He was the entrepreneur who invented the drive-through window. For 38 years he operated “Red’s Giant Hamburg” on Route 66. And yes, he actually did run out of room on his sign and couldn’t finish the word “hamburger.”

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.