Missouri 5, US 40, and Business Loop 70 in Boonville

Assembly of markers in Boonville, Mo. (1975)
Photo courtesy of Michael Summa

This 1975 photo shows the triple concurrence of US 40, Missouri 5, and Business Loop 70 in Boonville, Missouri, probably near the downtown area. Michael Summa says it "looks like this US 40 may have been a repaint seeing as it has the embossed border like the older all-white US" highway markers. The font on the marker is also unusual, even for the time, comparable to today's FWHA Series B, which was not normally used in US route markers in Missouri.