Historic Photos from the Old Pigeon River Crossing

March 11, 2018

I just received two great photos from Mike Sebek of his grandfather and future uncles, the Johnsons of St Paul, on a family road trip in 1933 or 1934 at the old Pigeon River crossing between Canada and the United States on Highway 61. Many thanks to Mr. Sebek for providing the photos! For more […]


Video of the Hastings Spiral Bridge

June 8, 2012

An amazing video has been digitized of the historic Spiral Bridge in Hastings, showing it in use before its demolition, and a brief shot of its demise. You can check it out here. Thanks to Cathy Wurzer for posting this on the Tales of the Road facebook page!


New Photos of Old Highway 28 at Westport

March 7, 2012

Just added a few new photos to the “Old Highway 28” article from a visit I made in February. Sadly, the historic Westport signs on the edges of town have been stripped of their 1960 census populations, and new green name plates have been bolted on.


New Article – Old Highway 28 at Westport

February 1, 2012

Click the image above to see the article on Highway 28’s old route through the tiny town of Westport in rural Pope County Minnesota.


New Article – Historic St Augusta Creek Bridge

January 22, 2012

Finally got around to posting something new, an article on a historic highway bridge near St Cloud that was bugging me to photograph it every time I passed it while driving back and forth to my friend’s farm via I-94 this summer. Click on the photo above to check it out. Also, I’ve changed the […]


Historic Concrete Pavement on Old 61 Revealed!!

September 28, 2011

Jeff Wulke was kind enough to share the following photos of what is now Chisago County Road 30 (former MN 361, U.S. 61) between Rush City and Pine Creek, where crews have temporarily stripped away the asphalt to reveal the historic original concrete pavement from the 1920’s!! The concrete was poured back in 1927 as […]


U.S. 61 Page Update and New Articles

June 21, 2010

Just finished a major update to the U.S. 61 section of the page to bring it up the snuff with the new routes being added. I also threw in a couple of brand new articles on old alignments along the north shore for good measure (click on the sample photos below to see them). Back […]


Introducing the new U.S. 65 page!

February 20, 2010

After several months of work, I finally have the new U.S. 65 pages ready for public consumption! I used a very different approach than I did with the U.S. 61 project. This time, the pages are built around a couple of dynamic maps created using KML and the Google Maps API that allow you to […]


The New Guide to Driving Old 61 Between the Twin Cities and Duluth

January 17, 2010

Its finally done!! I have finally posted my guide to driving Old 61 between Wyoming and the St. Louis County Line! It includes numerous maps, and nearly 100 photos taken in the last few months on my visits to the old highway. Enjoy!


New Article: Westgate Boulevard, Duluth

January 8, 2010

I have just added another article to the U.S. 61 Project on Westgate Boulevard in Duluth. This was one of my favorite old alignments of U.S. 61 to visit, due to an unexpected marker dedicating its construction in 1924, plus the great views of Duluth Harbor and the pleasant walk through the woods it provided […]