Originally a Military Road from St. Paul to LaCrosse starting around the 1850's the highway from St. Paul south that followed the Mississippi River and later was MN Star Route 3 until the 1920's. From what I can tell, this section was paved in 1926.
Hard to imagine today's traffic barreling down these narrow lanes at 65 MPH.
This section south of Red Wing.....
As a Federal Highway, 61 ran from the Canadian border in Minnesota to New Orleans.
A busy week with car repairs, cars replaced, a deer incident (we're now up to 8 total) but this weekend I managed some miles again on both the TW200 and the KLR. The bike being sold was on blocks all week, missing its front wheel and had the rest of them blocked in well enough that it was just too much trouble to get anything else out. A new tire on rim, wheel on bike and the Sold bike out for a test run. Soon there will be time on some of the other machines.
Next weekend, we gather for the Slimey Crud Run. It will be the next blog Post.