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HIGHWAY 16 - THE YELLOWHEAD

(Map of YH, Manitoba.)
Author's note: Original map by
RAND McNALLY, butchered by Lee. A Wood

In the Province of Manitoba, Canada.

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


(YH, (Yellowhead Hwy.) Two lane highway, green, and yellow, fields, dark dirty clouds.)
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.)
(YH, (Yellowhead Hwy.) Two lane highway, green, and yellow, fields, dark dirty clouds, white grain silos.)

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
(YH, (Yellowhead Hwy.) Two lane highway, green, and yellow, fields, dark dirty clouds.)
SUMMER STORM AHEAD
(YH, (Yellowhead Hwy.) Two lane highway, green, and yellow, fields, dark dirty clouds, modern grain elevator.)
WHOOPS! LOOKS LIKE 2 STORMS
(Neepawa, Manitoba - YH, (Yellowhead Hwy.) sign in bushes, beside highway.)
ENTERING NEEPAWA
(YH, (Neepawa, Manitoba - YH, Yellowhead Hwy.) 2 lane highway, between trees and houses.)
NEEPAWA
(Neepawa, Manitoba - YH, YH, (Yellowhead Hwy.) 2 lane highway, between trees and houses.)
(Neepawa, Manitoba - YH, YH, (Yellowhead Hwy.) 2 lane highway, between trees and houses.)
LEAVING NEEPAWA
(Minnedosa, Manitoba - YH, (Yellowhead Hwy.) 4 lane highway, between fields of green.)
APPROACHING MINNEDOSA
(Minnedosa, Manitoba - 2 lane highway, going down hill between hills of green.)
LITTLE SASKATCHEWAN RIVER

(Minnedosa, Manitoba - YH, (Yellowhead Hwy.) grain elevators beside small river.)
TURN OFF TO MINNEDOSA
(Minnedosa, Manitoba - YH, (Yellowhead Hwy.) tops of houses in field of green.)
MINNEDOSA
(YH, (Yellowhead Hwy.) 2 lane highway, green, fields on one side, trees on the other.)
APPROACHING RUSSELL, MAN.
(YH, (Yellowhead Hwy.) houses in field of green beside highway.)
RUSSELL NEAR THE BORDER WITH SASKATCHEWAN

(YH, (Yellowhead Hwy.) Russell, Manitoba sign in trees beside highway.)
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.

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