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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Highway 61 Revisited: Sightseeing and Bob Dylan

 Highway 61 begins at the tip of Minnesota, Grand Portage to be exact, passes by Duluth,  and runs to New Orleans.  Bob Dylan was raised in Duluth and has remarked that Hwy 61 held an important reference to it, stating:  "I always felt like I'd started on it, always had been on it, and could go anywhere from it."

As far as the song goes, the crossroads of Highway 61 and Highway 49 is where Blues legend Robert Johnson reportedly sold his soul to the devil to become a renown musician. Later Bob Dylan would "revisit" this highway which was the downfall of so many. 
 
As far as sightseeing goes...this is what it looks like along Highway 61 going north  from Duluth to the tip of Minnesota, Grand Portage. 


Court house in Two Harbors. They used to just have some bleachers here. In The sun. Out on Hwy 61.....nevermind.

Had to stop at Betty's Pies




Gooseberry Falls

Groan...more steps...but look where it leads...

Temperance Falls



Split Rock Lighthouse

Coming into Grand Marais, Minnesota. Way up north.

An island off of Grand Portage on the Canadian border.

Things are pretty simple in Grand Portage
I guess we'll be having hominy and smoked whitefish again tonight.
At least we have a place to stay tonight


Cozy
Privacy fencing is good
Old trading post









We got some shopping in.

Fashion

Northwest Trading Company

SIte of many a rendezvous back in the fur days
Click to enlarge and see what the trading post used to look like.

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