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Mount Vernon, Missouri: 66-Foot-High Highway Marker

A giant-size replica of the stone obelisks, engraved with directional arrows and mileages to various cities, that used to line the Ozark Trail, a highway that was replaced by Route 66. Built in March 2023.

1501 E. Mt Vernon Blvd, Mount Vernon, MO
I-44 exit 46. Turn east, and you'll see the big marker on the right.
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Giant highway obelisk marker replica.

Ozark Trails Oblique

The new Ozark Trails Travel Center opened April 25, 2023, and has an homage to the early roads in the region with a huge replica of a destination and distance marker, like those found along the Ozark Trail. The gigantic oblique has four sides, with mileage information to several states.

[Debra Fradette, 11/23/2023]

The marker is 66 feet high, in reference to you-know-what nearby road.

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Spencer Station: Phillips 66Spencer Station: Phillips 66, Miller, MO - 8 mi.
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