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About Old Highway 61

Discover the Fun Along Old Highway 61! U.S. Highway 61, also known as the “Blues Highway” was one of the original highways constructed within the U.S. highway system. Built in 1926, the 1,400-mile roadway extended from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada until 1990 when it was retired from north of Wyoming, Minn., to near Duluth as its alignment was concurrent with I-35. Through three counties–Chisago, Pine and Carlton

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Moose Lake, MN, Agate Days 2024

An Old Highway 61 Blog by Gail Gates “If it weren’t for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.” –Carl Perkins It’s a scorching July day, sweat glistening, as I made my way to Moose Lake, MN, for the 55th annual Agate Days. But hey, it’s Minnesota in July, so a […]

Clay, Cars, and Crazy Fun Events

An Old Highway 61 Blog by Gail Gates I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it. –Rita Mae Brown So, there I was, on a normally quiet highway, completely jammed up. A harried young man tried his best to direct cars to enter and leave politely, but horns were […]

Your Next Adventure: History & Art in Carlton County

Make your way around Carlton County in this history and art tour! While this adventure requires a little driving between towns it is worth it to check out the different history offered and different perspectives in the area. You can check out a local veteran’s memorial, public art, and a couple great museums with this […]

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