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James Baughn

Driving to St. Louis? Take the scenic route

Posted Friday, June 8, 2007, at 1:01 PM


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  • I grew up in St. Mary, and walked over this bridge hundreds of times. I believe the haunted hill has something to do with a headless horseman that rides up and down the bluff. The Mississippi at one time ran where now a slough runs and separates MO from IL. When one reaches the top of the sunken road on the left there is an open field and in this field is an indian mound which not many people are aware of.

    -- Posted by Larryb52 on Thu, May 20, 2010, at 12:49 PM
  • It is sad that many young people will grow up knowing nothing except Interstate and other high speed highways. Sometime everyone should slow down and take time to "smell the roses". Of course, at the age of 77, I am already "slowed down", and all I have to do is use my nose!!!

    -- Posted by mo_ky_fellow on Wed, Jun 11, 2014, at 11:27 AM
  • Having grown-up in Salem/Dent County, I have made many trips from there to St Louis. Early on it was on US-66. However, when I-44 was built those trips were on it. A few years ago I was in Missouri by myself. After spending the night in St Louis, I drove to Salem. With lots of time to spare, I drove all of the old US 66 route that is in existence. Took a lot longer, but fully enjoyed the trip.

    I would encourage everyone when traveling to take time to "smell the roses" by driving on those "old" highways like US 61....and 66.

    -- Posted by mo_ky_fellow on Wed, Nov 12, 2014, at 9:52 PM