Route sixty six a path of tears takes a glance again at visitors crashes within the Nineteen Fifties, Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies. The aim was to doc a facet of The Mom Street that isn’t frequently considered, or talked about, in relation to Route sixty six. It wasn’t clearly the enjoyable, comfortable place we assume of once we look again on the “good ole days.” abundant have been maimed or killed in the course of the existence of Route sixty six. This guide appears at an approximate 60 mile phase in Southwest Missouri. This leaves 2,338 miles of the identical horrible factor occurring on each part of route sixty six. Cities included comprise Albatross, Plew, Avilla, Carthage, Carterville, Webb Metropolis, Joplin and all factors in between. This ebook is a pictorial of Missouri automobile crashes on Route sixty six. The region included was decided by Carthage photographer, William Carl Taylor. Taylor took pictures for the freeway patrol, police, legal professionals and coverage organizations. He protected Route sixty six from the Halltown, Missouri/Greene county line, west to the Kansas state line. That is greater than only a assortment of accident pictures. You’ll get a glimpse of many parts of the street that not exist; the previous automobiles; the folks and their method and type of gown. Sure, there’s heartache in these pictures however it catches true life conditions on the previous Route sixty six. There isn’t a historic re-creation. This IS historical past! These photographs might depict crashes anyplace on Route sixty six. They only occur to be in southwest Missouri. Photos are from the archived assortment of William Carl Taylor. There are of hundreds of thousands of photos of accident scenes, from throughout Southwest Missouri. I didn’t comprise photographs of deceased people. For those who see a few of these wrecked autos, I suppose that’s sufficient. I obtained info from the Carthage Night Press for a number of of those accidents. abundant had nothing aside from a location and date famous on the packet of negatives to explain the setting. 2016 is the ninetieth anniversary of Route sixty six. The route lasted simply in need of fifty nine years, however touched the hearts and lives of many, many folks. The Mom Street anguished over these tragedies and left a path of tears all alongside the best way.