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U S 51 - Gulf Coast Route

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Found this tid bit in the Memphis, TN, news section on the internet this morning. Not sure just how this relates - it appears that 1937 was the year that U S 51 was finished all the way.


75 years ago: 1937

Jackson, Miss. — Detour signs will be torn down in Mississippi tomorrow on Highway 51 — the Great Lakes, via Memphis. To the Gulf Coast route — and Governor White and a 60-car caravan will blaze a trail for tourists to Mississippi's "American Riviera."



Alex Burr

Memphis, TN

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"Mississippi" & "Riviera" are two words you don't often hear together unless it's referring to someone hurtling through the state in a Buick.

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