Sandstone 61 Motel (Sandstone, MN) – I first heard about this motel from Cathy Wurzer’s documentary about Highway 61 called “Tales of the Road”. I took special note of it and made a point of stopping by the next time I was in the area. I was happy to find the neon sign still very much intact; standing by the road ready to welcome weary road trippers. During my research I discovered that many guests of this motel are in town to visit friends or family who are incarcerated at the local federal prison. But that doesn’t mean this small, no-frills motel doesn’t still offer travelers a safe and reasonably priced place to stay.
Update: Make sure and read about the time I met the man who sold, designed and installed this sign back in the 50s!
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- Neon Signs
- Vintage Signs