Devils Elbow

Route 66 Driving Tour

Devils Elbow

Devils Elbow, Missouri 65457, United States

Created By: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center

Point of Interest Details

Once named one of the “Seven Wonders of Missouri” by the Missouri State Planning Commission, it is not hard to see why once you enter this quaint little Ozark town. The early stages of Devils Elbow began when tie hackers were known for logging short leaf pine, and later hardwood railroad ties, upriver. The tie rafters would then rope the ties together and float them down the Big Piney River to the Gasconade River. They did, however, have much difficulty with a rather large bend in the river that continuously caused chaotic log jams, to which the rafters believed only the devil could have caused; hence the name Devils Elbow.

Image courtesy of Joe Sonderman

This point of interest is part of the tour: Route 66 Driving Tour


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