Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sunday Drive: The Needles Highway, South Dakota

During our 1949 visit to Mother's birthplace in South Dakota, we traveled along the 14 miles of Needles Highway, now a National Scenic Byway.* I think the car barely visible at the far end of the tunnel is Grandpa Grenfell's.**

[From my personal collection]

Thanks to the magic of the 2013 YouTube video below you can see the sites along the road which hasn't changed much since it was built in 1922.

And if you want to see for yourself if a tour bus can fit through that narrow tunnel, you can satisfy your curiosity here:

**Since I was only two years old at the time I have no memory of this.

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1 comment:

  1. That bus driver must have nerves of steel! More power to him!

    The first video is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.