US Route 61 passes north and south through the state of Minnesota. While its current northern end is at I-35 in the town of Wyoming, before 1991 it extended much farther. Originally, it went north from there, to Duluth, and then onward to the Canadian border at Grand Portage. Bob Dylan’s famous album, Highway 61 Revisited, refers to this segment of this highway, as it’s the same Highway 61 that connects his hometown of Duluth to the Mississippi Delta, home of the blues.
We’ve made our Minnesota US 61 sign according to the exact 1926 federal standards. This style, with its distinctive block font, was used in the early days of the US route system, up through 1948. You can, on occasion, find original US 61 signs like this on the collector’s market. However, they inevitably sell for hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Get your hands on an excellent display piece, for just a fraction of the price, with our replica.
Our Minnesota US 61 sign is flat printed on heavy 14-gauge steel. The non-reflective, glossy coating pairs well with any room’s decor, yet can stand up to a harsh Minnesota winter when installed outdoors, too. We offer this sign in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. For the most historical accuracy, choose the 16½ in. × 16 in. version. We also carry the 24″ oversize version, as well as a scaled-down 12″ version for sign enthusiasts on a budget. All three sizes include two convenient mounting holes.
We’d be happy to make a sign like this with any route number you want, and any state name you want! We can also make the state route signs of the era, signs from the newer 1948 and 1961 standards, and Interstate markers too. Want a completely different kind of sign? We can even help with that! Just contact Jake to get started on your custom order.