From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, February 1965.
The route to Grants Pass is open again after the December 1964 flood. The first convoy of vehicles left Gasquet at 7 a.m. In a surprise move, the division of highways announced the opening Tuesday afternoon.
Three convoys per day will leave Gasquet at 7 a.m., noon, and 5 p.m. Convoys will be limited to pickups, four-wheel drives, and single-unit trucks with a 10-ton limit.