Monday, March 27, 2017
The U.S. Highway 61 Arch Above Blytheville Marks The Missouri-Arkansas Border.
This arch, which crosses U.S. Highway 61 right on the Arkansas-Missouri border, was erected in 1924 by H.H. Hall Construction.
There was once a similar arch over the highway at the Mississippi/Crittenden County border, but it was removed in 1950. This is the only archway over a U.S. Highway in Arkansas.
After a journey that took us up Crowley's Ridge Parkway and through the Missouri Bootheel, Hunter was relieved we were finally getting underway with our Great River Road journey. Almost exactly a week later, our travels would end at the Louisiana Border. Our entire 11 day trip along the two byways would run us around 1400 miles of exploration and take us to more than 40 different sites along the way.