Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Leadwood names highway after Ferlin Husky

LEADWOOD, MO (KRCU) - A drive through Leadwood, Missouri now means a cruise on Ferlin Husky Highway.

The St. Francois County community renamed a section of highway after the famous country singer and actor on Saturday. Husky grew up in the nearby town of Hickory Grove.

Leadwood mayor John Hartly says Husky played a concert in Leadwood earlier this year at the age of 85.

"We had over 2,000 people that night. Mr. Husky did come. It was just a great time. He met a lot of his friends. We had that for him in January, and two later in March he passed away," Hartly said.

Ferlin Husky is perhaps best known for his songs “Gone” and “Wings of a Dove.”

Mayor Hartly says Leadwood also has a street named after the country music star.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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