Lifting Missouri Out of the Mud

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Adults

Program Description

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Dr. Thomas J. Gubbels, an expert on Missouri's highway history, will trace the evolution of the state's highways in the 20th century. He will discuss the creation of the Missouri State Highway Department and political resistance to road construction, Missouri's Centennial Road Law, and the state's role in the creation of Route 66 and the interstate highway system.