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Hooker Cut

Hooker, Missouri

old photo postcard of Hooker Cut

Just east of the community of Devil's Elbow there is a large gash cut into the earth popularly referred to as the “Hooker Cut.”

This feature was blasted out in the process of widening and straightening Route 66 in the area in the 1940s. During that time, there was a great deal of traffic to and from nearby Fort Leonard Wood, and the twisting road that passed through Devil's Elbow proper was deemed inadequate.

The amount of earth moved to create the cut was enormous for that time, and sufficent pride was taken in it that postcards were produced depicting it as something of a wonder.

Vintage postcard view of Hooker Cut
1940s-era postcard depicting Hooker Cut

 

About Hooker Cut
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