The old wire road

Evidence of the old “Wire Road” is clearly visible on a property near Simmons south of Houston. The road ran through Texas County and Phelps County from Cabool to Rolla and was lined with telegraph wires – an important means of communication during the 1800s and early 1900s. Several roads in Missouri went by the same name. The road is referenced numerous times in Herald archives entries from the early 1900s.

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