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Max Rockatansky:
Recently I had an opportunity to revisit Old US Route 91 from Beaver Dam, AZ to Washington, UT.  This would include Mojave County/Washington County 91, UT 8, UT 18, UT 34 and the derelict Bigelow Tunnel.  Iím honestly torn, I think Old US 91 might beat the Virgin River Gorge given it has a hell of a view of Snow Canyon.  The road on both state lines is way better than what I recall from when I did it regularly a decade ago:

Beaver Dam-St. George

https://www.flickr.com/gp/151828809@N08/5ce30Z

Bigelow Tunnel

https://www.flickr.com/gp/151828809@N08/2tvmM1

Regarding the Bigelow Tunnel does anyone have more exacting dates of service other than 1920s to 1950s?

The Ghostbuster:
How many think Historic US 91 signs should be erected along this segment and all segments of old 91 between Long Beach, CA and Brigham City, UT?

Max Rockatansky:

--- Quote from: The Ghostbuster on March 25, 2021, 09:11:31 PM ---How many think Historic US 91 signs should be erected along this segment and all segments of old 91 between Long Beach, CA and Brigham City, UT?

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It would be nice but it also doesnít seem like US 91 has a huge following like US 66 and US 99 do. 

usends:

--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on March 25, 2021, 08:36:03 PM ---Regarding the Bigelow Tunnel does anyone have more exacting dates of service other than 1920s to 1950s?

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We discussed it a bit in this thread; apparently the big cut now used by I-15 was done in about 1954.

Max Rockatansky:

--- Quote from: usends on March 25, 2021, 09:41:29 PM ---
--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on March 25, 2021, 08:36:03 PM ---Regarding the Bigelow Tunnel does anyone have more exacting dates of service other than 1920s to 1950s?

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We discussed it a bit in this thread; apparently the big cut now used by I-15 was done in about 1954.

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So far the newest map I can find which shows US 91 aligned on Middleton a the Bigelow Tunnel was the 1950 Shell Map of Utah on David Rumsey:

http://www.davidrumsey.com/ll/thumbnailView.html?startUrl=%2F%2Fwww.davidrumsey.com%2Fluna%2Fservlet%2Fas%2Fsearch%3Fos%3D0%26lc%3DRUMSEY~8~1%26q%3DUtah%20highway%26sort%3DPub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No%26bs%3D10#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=0&r=0&xywh=1017%2C8357%2C609%2C998

Iím kind of surprised given how significant this tunnel was that there is so little information on it.  The Washington County history page eludes to being built in the 1920s and part of US 91 which to me implies 1926-1929?  I kind of wonder how accurate that is given the tunnel is literally named after the guy behind the Arrowhead Trail Association. 

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