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HIWAY AMERICA-ROUTE 66 SPRINGFIELD MO.. PART 4

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Springfield is the third largest city in the State of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County.[5] According to the 2010 census data, the population was 159,498, an increase of 5.2% since the 2000 census.[6] The Springfield Metropolitan Area, population 436,712, includes the counties of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk and Webster. Springfield’s nickname is the Queen City of the Ozarks and is known as the Birthplace of Route 66 as well as the home of several universities including Missouri State University.

 

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HIWAY AMERICA-SPRINGFIELD IL. -ROUTE 66, COZY DOG DRIVE-IN, LINCOLN’S GRAVE AND MEMORIAL

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Cozy Dog Drive-In

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The restaurant is a shrine to Route 66 and to itself, packed with mementos, clippings, and old signs, as well as with Mother Road souvenirs for sale. The “corn dog on a stick” was invented during World War II by Ed Waldmire when he was in the Air Force stationed in Texas. Cozy Dogs were officially launched at the Lake Springfield Beach House in 1946, and a stand was opened on Ash and MacArthur. The Cozy Dog Drive-In is now situated where the old Abe Lincoln Motel used to be.:

HISTORY        PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S TOMB

The Tomb is the final resting place of President Lincoln, his wife and three of their four children. It was constructed between 1869-1874 in Springfield’s Oak Ridge Cemetery. Be sure to rub the nose of the bronze Lincoln bust at the entrance, which is said to bring good luck. Dogs are allowed on the site; they are not allowed inside the monument. Dogs must be under their owner’s control, leashed, and cleaned up after at all times.

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HIWAY AMERICA – ROUTE 66 SPRINGFIELD IL. PART 2