"Tom Petty Memorial Highway" Could Come To Florida

posted by Joel Malkin - 

Florida drivers could soon have the chance to drive on the Tom Petty Memorial Highway.

State Senator Keith Perry of Alachua County has filed a bill to honor the late Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and Gainesville native by renaming a stretch of Highway 441, that runs along the campus of the University of Florida.  

Petty mentioned that roadway in his 1976 hit "American Girl."  

He died October 2 at the age of 66.

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