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A road trip west and discovery of a new rest stop on US Highway 2

 

June 27, 2018

These metal figures are the centerpiece of Champions Park in Shelby. The memorial, symbolizing the massive wooden stadium built for the 1923 fight between Jack Dempsey and Tommy Gibbons, has informational plaques that explain the history of the ill-fated boxing event. The fight resulted in major losses to local promoters and others involved with the event.

My wife and I were driving to Conrad for a meeting. Readers who have traveled west along US 2 from Blaine County know that once you leave Havre, rest stops are virtually nonexistent until you reach Chester. In the winter the situation is worse since the Chester rest area closes.

A couple of hours into the trip we stopped at the Visitors' Center on the east edge of Shelby for a bathroom break (this is another rest stop that is frequently closed in the winter months). We were browsing the information about area attractions and saw some promotional materials for what was purported to be a new...



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