Gettin' Our Kicks on Route 66

Dates and time: August 9, 2014 9am-5pm

Do "you ever plan to motor west?" Stories abound about the Mother Road, otherwise known as Main Street of America and Will Rogers Highway. This famous boulevard ran from Chicago , Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, and veers through the heart of the Ozarks. Commissioned in 1926, the 2,448 mile road wasn't fully paved until 1937. Decomissioned in 1984, it is no longer in one full piece as the rise of the Interstate paved the way for its demise. It is full of romance, ghost stories and landmarks and spans three time zones.  It has given birth to music, poems and movies and has become a popular part of American culture.

Location:

TBA

Course Fee:

$39

Agenda:

9am-Noon Classroom Learning
Noon-1:30pm Lunch Downtown
1:30-4pm Route 66 Festival Downtown
4pm-5pm Classroom Review and Questions

Instructor:

Kim McCully-Mobley, M.Ed., is self-described as a cowgirl-historian-storyteller.  She holds degrees in journalism, English and education. She has a 30+ year history with folklore, Civil War research, freelance writing and editing throughout the Ozarks region.  She is also a three time National Endowment for Humanities Landmark Grant recipient for studies involving Civil Rights and the Civil War and member of the Ozarks’ Writiers’ Colony.  She has worked at the university level for over 21 years and at the secondary level for 10. She makes her home in Barry County--with her husband, Al, where their hobbies including running a small, home-based business devoted to preserving the culture, customs, history and legends of the Ozarks region.

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