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Pacific entrance signs will prominently feature Route 66

Student-designed entrance signs for Pacific, Mo., will prominently feature the Route 66 shield as part of its look, reported The Missourian newspaper in nearby Washington, Mo.

Amy Ketcherside and Curtis Paglusch of Pacific High School submitted the winning design from seven submitted sketches. The two students each earned a $2,000 for their design, which was chosen by the tourism commission.

The winning entry combined a stone base and two stone pillars holding a wooden Historic Route 66 shield with the words “Welcome to Pacific Train Town USA” with a cannon on one corner. Spots are designated on the pillars for the names of civic organizations such as Kiwanis, Lions, Partnership and others.

A garden also will be planted in front of the stone base.

One sign will be placed on East Osage Street, near the U.S. Silica plant, and the other on the Pacific High School practice field on West Osage. Osage Street, as you might have guessed, is old Route 66 through town.

The tourism commission expects the signs to be completed by fall.

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