Missouri's Route 36: the Highway of American Genius

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  • Have you ever flown on an airplane that landed safely on the runway? ...You can thank Missouri's Route 36!
  • Have you ever listened to the radio in your car? ...You can thank Missouri's Route 36!
  • Have you ever enjoyed a full-length animated movie? ...You can thank Missouri's Route 36!
  • Have you ever sat in a nice warm hot tub? ...You can thank Missouri's Route 36!
  • Have you ever bought a loaf of bread at the supermarket? ...You can thank Missouri's Route 36!

Missouri Federal Highway 36 snakes across the northern part of the state, and many innovators have lived along this highway. Innovators in art, aviation, movies, healthcare, food, literature, warfare, retail, communication - plus a woman who had an entire Broadway show written about her.

This armchair tour will take you to where these innovators lived, as well as the many quaint and notable towns along the route. And you will find out about many interesting places to visit along the highway which goes from Hannibal, MO to St. Joseph, MO.

white plane in the air

Recommended reading from the Library: Automobile Travel - Missouri

The presenter is Doug Schneider, author, St. Louis walking tour guide, Scottish country dancer, fan of architecture, Route 66 enthusiast, who graduated from Brown University, one of the eight Ivy League universities, with a Bachelor's in History; and from the University of London with a Master's in Linguistics.

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