2 from the Ozarks appointed to Route 66 Centennial Commission

Published: Jul. 2, 2019 at 9:35 AM CDT
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Missouri's Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe appointed two from the Ozarks to the state's Route 66 Centennial Commission.

City of Srpingfield public information officer Cora Scott and city of Waynesville, Mo. Mayor Lula Mae "Luge" Hardman will serve terms on the commission.

"Historic Route 66 is part of the American culture and captures our independent character," said Lt. Gov. Kehoe. "Given the significance of Route 66 to both Missouri and American history, it is right that we commerorate the centennial anniversary of this roadway. Director Sott and Mayor Hardman understand its significance and historic value. I am grateful for their willingness to serve on this commission and look forward to their efforts to highlight the highway and daw visitors to Missouri."

Springfield is considered the birthplace of the naming of Route 66. Established in 1926, the highway runs 2,400 miles through eight states. It basically splits the Ozarks in half.