US 6 – Solemint Junction

6_smallSolemint Junction : Soledad Canyon Road

Solemint Junction gets its name from the intersection of Soledad and Mint Canyons. This intersection has changed quite a bit since 1938. This photo best demonstrates what it looked like back then. It was taken in 1962 and is looking east. It is here that you now enter Mint Canyon. Soledad Canyon Road is the vertical road, Sierra Highway is the horizontal road.

1962 aerial view
1962 aerial view
Early 1960's view of Solemint Junction, looking southeast.
Early 1960’s view of Solemint Junction, looking southeast.
Solemint Store. This was located on Sierra Highway just south of Soledad Canyon Road.
Solemint Store. This was located on Sierra Highway just south of Soledad Canyon Road.
Section of original 1939 curbing on Sierra Highway at Solemint Junction. This is the last remaining piece of old Solemint Junction.
Section of original 1939 curbing on Sierra Highway at Solemint Junction. This is the last remaining piece of old Solemint Junction.
Signage heading southbound toward Solemint Junction. Hwy 14 used to turn here to head east on Soledad Canyon Road from 1963-1972.
Signage heading southbound toward Solemint Junction. Hwy 14 used to turn here to head east on Soledad Canyon Road from 1963-1972.

The intersection of today was created in 1968 when Sierra Highway was widened to four lanes.

Old Union 76 gas station near Sand Canyon Road.
Old Union 76 gas station near Sand Canyon Road.
Map of area around Solemint Junction.
Map of area around Solemint Junction.

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