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Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway - Missouri Section
« on: September 06, 2020, 03:41:12 PM »

Using volume 5 of the "1918 Official Automobile Blue Book", I'm starting to map out the Missouri section of the "Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway", from St. Joseph, MO to Hannibal, MO. I've tried mapping out this route before, but I've usually run into a problem between Callao, MO & Macon, MO, due to lakes & other changes. As of this post, I've only mapped out the section from St. Joseph, MO to Chillicothe, MO.
Here is a link to the map.
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Re: Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway - Missouri Section
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2020, 09:44:22 PM »

Using volume 5 of the "1918 Official Automobile Blue Book", I'm starting to map out the Missouri section of the "Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway", from St. Joseph, MO to Hannibal, MO. I've tried mapping out this route before, but I've usually run into a problem between Callao, MO & Macon, MO, due to lakes & other changes. As of this post, I've only mapped out the section from St. Joseph, MO to Chillicothe, MO.
Here is a link to the map.

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Re: Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway - Missouri Section
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 09:52:22 PM »

The history of the PPOO Highway can be found here at the Federal Highway Administration website.

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/pikes.pdf

According to the history, this route while the shortest transcon route in miles, suffered from inadequate support at the state level to changing minds on routing.

By the time they celebrated the last paving in Missouri in 1931, named routes were phasing out.
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Re: Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway - Missouri Section
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2020, 09:59:56 PM »

Here is the 1926 routing in Missouri.

http://www.ppoo.org/MO.html

This is a good site for looking up info on the PPOO Highway.

http://www.ppoo.org/
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Re: Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway - Missouri Section
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2020, 03:15:37 PM »

Is this what you are working from?

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Re: Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway - Missouri Section
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2020, 07:18:44 PM »

Currently, I am working from on the area from Chillicothe, MO to Hannibal, MO. I've made it as far as just Northwest of Callao, MO.
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Re: Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway - Missouri Section
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2020, 10:27:06 PM »

Using volume 5 of the "1918 Official Automobile Blue Book", I'm starting to map out the Missouri section of the "Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway", from St. Joseph, MO to Hannibal, MO. I've tried mapping out this route before, but I've usually run into a problem between Callao, MO & Macon, MO, due to lakes & other changes. As of this post, I've only mapped out the section from St. Joseph, MO to Chillicothe, MO.
Here is a link to the map.



Those are some janky state outlines. Look at Arkansas! Even worse, Kansas!
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Re: Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway - Missouri Section
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2020, 10:48:14 PM »

Yeah, Superior doesn't look superior and every Ohio State alum's dream came true.
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Re: Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway - Missouri Section
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2020, 11:06:25 PM »

While Arkansas may look messed up, they are happy they got the bootheel back  :-D
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Re: Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway - Missouri Section
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2020, 04:44:19 AM »

I just finished the rest of the route to Hannibal, MO.
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Re: Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway - Missouri Section
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2020, 12:47:58 PM »

I just finished the rest of the route to Hannibal, MO.

How much of that is actually drive-able? I drove the section from Cameron to Hamilton about 6 or 8 years ago.
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Re: Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway - Missouri Section
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2020, 03:24:37 PM »

I just finished the rest of the route to Hannibal, MO.

How much of that is actually drive-able? I drove the section from Cameron to Cameron about 6 or 8 years ago.

Looks like a long trip. :)
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