Automobiles and Highways

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Clarence E. Bardsley Road Survey Collection, 1928-1932 (R0859)
(2 folders)

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These are survey reports, field notes, and plats regarding relocation of the Old St. Louis-Springfield Road near Arlington in Phelps County, Missouri. The surveys were performed by Clarence E. Bardsley, Special Highway Engineer and Deputy Surveyor of Phelps County. Plats show road right-of-way, the line of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway, the former site of the Ozark Iron Works, and the village of Arlington, Missouri.

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Bunion Derby Collection, 1928 (R1417)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder, 2 VHS)

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The Bunion Derby Collection consists of three Path'e film reels titled "Cross Country" the Route 66 Bunion Derby Footrace, an unlabeled reel documenting the 35th Division Reunion, and "Moving Cars" Route 66 West of Springfield, Missouri.

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Cape Girardeau Macadamized and Plank Road Company Collection, 1852-1858 (R1133)
(1 folder)

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These are receipts and certificates issued to members of the Rodney family concerning the Cape Girardeau McAdamized and Plank Road Company in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Central Plank Road Company Collection, 1855 (R0991)
(1 folder)

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This is a cancelled six-month promissory note due on September 1, 1855 and issued by the Central Plank Road Company of St. Louis County, Missouri. The note was signed by Treasurer, Charles L. Hunt and endorsed by George R. Harrington.

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Crown Coach Company Collection, no date (R0975)
(1 folder)

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This is a brochure for "Expense-Paid Tours to and thru the Ozarks and Ouachitas" offered by Crown Coach Lines of Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Eight tours are described, starting from Kansas City and extending as far as New Orleans and San Antonio.

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Charles E. Dare Papers, 1964-1993 (R1326)
0.4 cubic foot (14 folders)

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These are professional papers and printed matter of a civil engineer and highway transportation specialist. Most of the material concerns traffic patterns, parking studies, and road planning around Rolla, Missouri, including the United States Highway 66 by-pass and the North-South Arterial Road. The collection includes Dare's work, reports of consultants, and publications of Missouri State Highway Department planners.

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Dixie Greyhound Lines Collection, 1944 (R0986)
(1 folder)

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This is a booklet of timetables for July 1944 for Dixie Greyhound Lines, Inc., which operated in southeastern Missouri between St. Louis and Arkansas through Flat River, Farmington, Fredericktown, Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, New Madrid, Portageville, Hayti, Caruthersville, and Steele.

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Fred W. Fife Papers, circa 1940, 1999 (R0794)
(1 folder)

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These are photographs and historical information regarding Fred "Spooky" Fife and Sarah Elizabeth "Liz" Fife, proprietors of the Spur Tavern on Route 66 near Leasburg in Crawford County, Missouri.

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G. Houston George Photographs, 1913-1918 (P0073)
1 folder

10 photos related to car trip in 1917 from Flint, Michigan to Odessa, MO. Photo album of trip to pick up automobiles in Flint, Michigan and drive them back to Missouri.

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Robert Q. Hamilton Papers, 1953-2008 (R1322)
0.5 cubic foot (19 folders)

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The Robert Q. Hamilton papers contain personal papers associated with the family's filling station, charcoal manufacturing, antique farm equipment at Timber in Shannon County, Missouri. The papers reflect the family's close association with Shannondale Community Church Center, a mission of the Missouri Conference of the United Church of Christ. Other papers show civic involvement with the Timber volunteer fire department, recreation association, and North Shannon County Fair.

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Missouri State Highway Commission, Division of Information Collection, 1962 (R1053)
0.01 cubic foor (1 folder)

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This is "Crossing at Crowley's Ridge," a booklet published by the Missouri State Highway Commission on June 24, 1962 for the dedication of improved U.S. Highway 60 and Missouri Highway 25 at Dexter in Stoddard County, Missouri. Commission Chairman Fred L. Henley, Governor John M. Dalton, and U.S. Senator Edward V. Long attended the dedication ceremony.

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Morrow and Skaggs Families Papers, 1843-1995 (R1520)
3 cubic feet (109 folders, 1,139 photographs, 75 negatives, 5 tin types)

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The Morrow and Skaggs Families Papers contain materials related to the Morrow and Skaggs families predominantly of Miller County, Missouri. The bulk of the materials is an
expansion of Joe Morrow’s genealogical compilation, Ancestors and Descendents [sic] of George & Ethel (Skaggs) Morrow, privately printed, June 1980. The materials include
correspondence, family trees, photographs, certificates, and personal documents.

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National Good Roads Association Records, 1903-1904 (R0990)
(1 folder)

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These are printed broadside invitation to B.A. McAllaster of the Union Pacific Railroad to attend the National and International Good Roads Convention to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, from April 27 to May 2, 1903, and a letter from A. S. Mann to Charles H. Scott, dated April 11, 1904, concerning the financing of a ship canal.

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Bennett J. Patrick Papers, no date (C3746)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Oversize mechanical drawings and literature for the Patrick Four-Wheel-Drive Roadster, the Auto Farm Wagon, and the Patrick Truck, as well as architectural drawings for church, domestic, and other architecture.

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Railroads Unimproved Land Association Collection, 1914 (R1202)
(1 folder)

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This is paid in full certificate number 6763 AA in the Railroads Unimproved Land Association, which had a development office at Fruit City in Reynolds County, Missouri. The certificate was issued to Mrs. C. Border of Union, Ohio, on May 28, 1914.

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Rolla, Missouri Photograph Collection, ca. 1950s (R0913)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder, 5 photographs)

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These are five black and white photographs of Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. They include views of the interior of the Pennant Tavern, the parts department and employees of the Ford dealership, the delivery trucks of Tucker Dairy, and a parade on Pine Street.

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Rolla, Missouri Photograph Collection, 1950 (R1145)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder, 3 photographs)

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These are three black-and-white photographic print of views along Rolla Street at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. Two views show the Ritz Theater while the third shows the west side of Rolla Street, south of Eighth Street. The photographs were taken in early March 1950.

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West Plains Chamber of Commerce Collection, circa 1920s-1960s (R0822)
(1 folder)

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These are items published by the West Plains Chamber of Commerce to promote the city of West Plains in Howell County, Missouri, and the surrounding area. Included are tourism brochures, promotional brochures, and a booklet describing automobile excursions to area resorts and attractions.

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