MWSU Dedicates Belt Highway to Walter Cronkite

Published 04/04 2014 06:38PM

Updated 04/04 2014 09:26PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)  Five months ago, Missouri Western State University dedicated the Walter Cronkite Memorial.

On Friday, they unveiled a new dedication; the Walter Cronkite Memorial Highway.

Part of the Belt Highway, in St. Joseph, is now dedicated to Cronkite; the late, legendary CBS anchor who was born in St. Joseph in the early 1900s.

Officials from Missouri Western worked with the Missouri Department of Transportation, and picked a location on the Belt Highway.
The memorial starts on the north end of Belt and Frederick, and runs south to Interstate 29.

"One of the sections was that part of the Belt Highway, and we thought that was so perfect because it's so close to the University, to the memorial. And, the big thing, that north end is so close to where the Cronkite family had their family farm," said Ann Pearce, Special Assistant to the President at MWSU.

The sign located at Belt and I-29 is already up.

The one for Belt and Frederick will be installed on Monday.

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