Route 66

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Thu July 25, 2013

Missouri Author Exposes The Dark, 'Wicked' Side Of Route 66

Exterior of the Lemp Mansion In St. Louis, Mo.
(Courtesy Lemp Mansion)

The open road. Curving, meandering highways. Roadside diners and trips to remember yesteryear. These are the types of images most often associated with Route 66.

But in addition to tourists and explorers, some unsavory characters have lived and traveled along the roads that became Missouri's Route 66. Author Lisa Livingston-Martin tells their stories in her new book, Missouri's Wicked Route 66: Outlaws and Gangsters on the Mother Road.

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