June 2017

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  • Got My Kicks with the Friends of Missouri State Archives!!

    Lunch with FRIENDSOn Saturday, the  Friends of the Missouri State Archives rolled out a real 66 lunch — fried chicken and pie! –– and then invited me to talk about 66 history for dessert. The afternoon proved once again how much people love that old cracked highway, and how it truly has become the road that runs through everyone’s life.(Friends of Missouri State Archives)

    In my presentation I talked about the Bunion Derby coming through Missouri, and how people in Carthage egged C.C. Pyle’s luxury van when he came through. A woman from the audience told me afterward she was froFullSizeRenderm Carthage and had grown up hearing that story.  It’s always a great relief to have a crazy story like that verified! And ALWAYS fun to hear other people’s 66 memories