Posted by: marthabernie | October 12, 2014


This is not the best photo.  It is a print from a slide taken in the summer of 1955 in Laclede County, Missouri.  It is the old two lane Route 66 on the way from Conway into the Phillipsburg area.

The road is now a multi-laned highway (Interstate 44) but in its day, Route 66 was quite a road!  Parts of the old road still run through various areas where it was not practical to build the new Route 44, and some people  put “Old Route 66” as part of their address.


  1. quite a pic you’ve got there of the famous Rt. 66


  2. I never drove on 66, but my family migrated to Calif. about 1952 0n 66 in a 1949 Ford coupe. We saw several brown or well tanned men working on 44 when it was under construction, mostly in Arizona and New Mexico. We came from Webster and Laclede Co. in Mo.


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