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A Short History of the Big Chief location

In 1835 Manchester Road was designed as part of the main link from Saint Louis to Jefferson City.  From about 1926 through 1932, a portion of this road was designated Route 66.  In 1929, William Clay Pierce of Pierce-Pennant Oil Company built the Big Chief Hotel in Pond, Missouri starting one of the first motor-court chains between Illinois and Oklahoma.

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Starting one of the first motor-court chains between Illinois and Oklahoma in 1928, William Clay Pierce of Pierce-Pennant Oil Company built the Big Chief Hotel in Pond, Missouri. Using the "Spanish Mission plan" he lined an interior courtyard with rooms while also providing an office, gas station, and cafe. from http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG02/carney/architecture.html, old route 66, historic landmark, Manchester Road, in the middle of the City, was designed in 1835 as part of the main link between St. Louis and Jefferson City. It runs westward from Ellisville through Grover and Pond, then dips south to Fox Creek, and continues westward across the Franklin County line. In general, this road follows the ridge line that separates the area�s drainage networks into the Meramec River to the south and the Missouri River to the north. From about 1926 through 1932, a portion of this road was designated Route 66, while the permanent right-of-way for it was still under construction. The Big Chief Hotel in Pond dates from the days when this stretch of highway was part of the main route westward from the city of St. Louis. - http://www.cityofwildwood.com/Master_Plan.pdf, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7006666&pt=William%20Colbeck William "Dinty" Colbeck leader of "Egan's rats", , 314-434-2665, 636-458-2525, 3144342665, 6364582525, 314.434.2665, 636.458.2525, (314) 434-2665, (636) 458-2525, (314)434-2665, (636)458-2525, 17352 Manchester Rd, Pond MO, Si Hensien, Babe Ruth, Yankee's, http://www.co.st-louis.mo.us/parks/historical-buildings/Meramec-MissouriRiver.html, http://www.dnr.state.mo.us/newsrel/nr03_204.htm, st louis location, St. Louis, MO, Saint Louis, Missouri, St Louis Mo, area, 314-, 636-,  ,    ,  ,  ,