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Devil's Elbow, MO

The town is named for the tight turn in the Big Piney River that made it difficult for loggers to float logs downstream. The community was bypassed in the 1940's when Hookers Cut opened.
xHookers Cut
Hwy. Z, 2 miles W of I-44 exit 169
You drive through a 90 foot deep cut built in the early 1940's just before turning south to Devil's Elbow ... read more
Elbow Inn & BBQ
21050 Teardrop Road
Nelle Munger and Emmett Moss opened the Munger-Moss Sandwich Shop on Route 66 in 1936. In 1943 the new ... read more

xDevil's Elbow Bridge
Teardrop Road
The 1923 Devil's Elbow Bridge over the Big Piney River carried Route 66 traffic until 1943. Turn west just ... read more

Devil's Elbow Cafe's Well House
Timber Rd
The cafe was built in 1932 with locally-quarried sandstone. It burned down in the late 1970 and all that ... read more
Miller's Market
12175 Timber Lane
This 1954 building was originally Miller's Market which later became Allman's Market athen Sheldon's Market after that ... read more

McCoy's Store and Camp (Gone)
12177 Timber Lane
This 1941 building originally had a dance hall on the second floor, but that became apartments after a ... read more

xDevil's Elbow Overlook
Just west of Devil's Elbow on old Route 66
This Scenic Overlook is listed as one of the seven beauty spots in Missouri ... read more

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xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.