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HIGHWAY 16 - THE YELLOWHEAD
In the Province of Manitoba, Canada.
Author's note: Original map by RAND McNALLY, butchered by Lee. A Wood
The original Yellowhead Highway went from Jasper, through the Rocky Mountains, on an old railroad grade, to the town of Tete
Jaune Cache. (French for yellow head)
Over the years various groups have used the Yellowhead to promote tourism to their area. Consequently the Western end (or start) of the YH is now the city of Masset on the Queen Charlotte Islands.
They have also designated highway 5 (From Tete
Jaune to Hope - in B. C.) as the Southern Yellowhead Highway.
Rumour has it that they are now trying to move the Southern terminus to Abbottsford, B. C. so they can include part of the TCH (Trans Canada Highway) in their tourist promotions.
NORTH-WEST FROM THE TCH
TO THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN
THE YELLOWHEAD HIGHWAY (HIGHWAY 16) STARTS, OR ENDS, AT THE TCH (TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY) JUST A FEW MILES WEST OF PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MANITOBA
Officially the Yellowhead Highway follows the TCH through the city of Portage la Prairie and ends (or starts) in downtown Winnipeg. (Corner of Portage and Main.)
Charles Neiymer and Frank Silverthorne, sponsored by Lines Motors of Edmonton, began the first automobile journey (in an Overland Four) through the Yellowhead Pass on June 17, 1922
SUMMER STORM AHEAD
WHOOPS! LOOKS LIKE 2 STORMS
LITTLE SASKATCHEWAN RIVER
TURN OFF TO MINNEDOSA
APPROACHING RUSSELL, MAN.
RUSSELL NEAR THE BORDER WITH SASKATCHEWAN
||THIS HAD BEEN MY FIRST TRIP THROUGH RUSSELL FOR MANY YEARS. I WAS SURPRISED TO SEE THAT THE LITTLE CHICKEN AND FRIES SHOP WAS STILL IN OPERATION. ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY, ON THE WEST EDGE OF TOWN, AT THE TOP OF THE HILL, THERE IS ROOM TO SWING A SEMI AROUND AND STOP FOR LUNCH, OR GRAB SOME TAKE OUT.
Bargaining, Cameras, Computers, Taxis
Tipping, Upset Stomach, Water.
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