Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

A celebration on Historic Route 66 designed to remember the role Springfield played in the history of Route 66.

Officially recognized as the birthplace of U.S. Route 66, it was in Springfield, Missouri on April 30, 1926 that officials first proposed the name of the new Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway. A placard in Park Central Square was dedicated to the city by the Route 66 Association of Missouri, and traces of the “Mother Road” are still visible in downtown Springfield along Kearney Street, Glenstone Avenue, College and St. Louis streets and on Missouri 266 to Halltown, Missouri.

This festival is put together by volunteers from The West Central Neighborhood Alliance. The West Central Neighborhood Alliance aims to promote pride and awareness in the residents of our downtown community. We encourage the ideals of an affordable, desirable and diverse neighborhood for everyone to live, work and play. We recognize the area’s great potential. If you yearn for the days of front porches and friendly neighbors, we encourage you to join The West Central Neighborhood Alliance by living and investing in West Central.

We set sail with the Earthmonster booth on it’s maiden voyage.  Celeste and Rachel worked the booth for the day and many “Thanks” to them for making it happen. Great job girls! Below you’ll find some shots from the car show and if you visited the booth and purchased something…we appreciate you and your business.

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