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Ozarks Traditional Music: Route 66

A guide to research materials and special collections (including the Max Hunter Collection and the Gordon McCann Collection) available at the Missouri State University library

The Easy-Strumming Tune

"Main Street of America"

Route 66 map

The Springfield, Missouri Connection...

Springfield, Missouri is proud to be officially recognized as the birthplace of America's "Mother Road" ... Route 66!

On April 30, 1926, Springfield businessman John T. Woodruff and Oklahoma businessman Cy Avery first

proposed using "US 66" to designate the new Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway.

                1921 telegraph