US 50 and US 63 Construction Goof

Goof: Missouri 63 and 50 instead of US 63 and US 50

What's that in the distance as you approach the intersection of US 50 and US 63 east of Jefferson City? Look carefully.

Yes, it's a state outline -- not a US shield outline! Mark Stauter captured photos of these signs, in use during construction of a new interchange of these two highways east of the state capitol. Mark also took a close-up photo of the same sign assembly.

David Backlin has also contributed something he's found: a picture of the same intersection in 1954, printed in an annual report of the Missouri Highway Commission.

Photo courtesy of Mark Stauter (taken June 2000)