US 6 – Mint Canyon

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Many old alignments of Sierra Highway can be found here. They were bypassed in 1934 when large sections of this highway were realigned. As this highway was bypassed in 1963, few businesses remain along this route. The old Oaks Cafe is now Le Chene – a French restaurant. It was used in the movie “Duel”.

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Typical view of Sierra Highway through Mint Canyon Taken near Davenport Road
Longer section of intact 1921 concrete. Its location in the streambed is the cause of most of the burial problems in this canyon.
Longer section of intact 1921 concrete. Its location in the streambed is the cause of most of the burial problems in this canyon.
Barely visible to the right of the motorcycle, a short section of 1921 concrete is buried here.
Barely visible to the right of the motorcycle, a short section of 1921 concrete is buried here.
Near Rush Canyon
Near Rush Canyon
Oaks Cafe sign next to Le Chene.
Oaks Cafe sign next to Le Chene.
North view of the old Oaks Cafe (now Le Chene Restaurant) and Sierra Highway
North view of the old Oaks Cafe (now Le Chene Restaurant) and Sierra Highway
1927 view of Sierra Highway near The Oaks.
1927 view of Sierra Highway near The Oaks.
Bridge over the Mint Canyon Wash on the 1934 re-alignment.
Bridge over the Mint Canyon Wash on the 1934 re-alignment.
Old alignment in Mint Canyon. This concrete is from 1921.
Old alignment in Mint Canyon. This concrete is from 1921.

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