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This page is dedicated to mapping and rediscovering the history of Minnesota's historic trunk highways.  If this is your first time here, I suggest taking a look at the site information for some background, the methods and sources I use to do my research, and my reasons for undertaking this project. For some basic information on Minnesota's Trunk Highway System, check out the Minnesota Highway Primer.

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U.S. 61: Minnesota

Old alignments, history, and pretty much everything else you'd ever want to know about Minnesota's most famous highway!

Site Sections

Historic Highway Tours - Detailed tours down various historic roads in Minnesota using maps and photos. Also includes historic roadsides and bridges.

Route Guides - Pages dedicated to specific routes through Minnesota, bringing together histories, interactive maps, and collections of highway tours.

Official Highway Maps - A guide to the history of Minnesota's official highway maps. Includes an overview of the evolution of the maps from 1923 to today.