Historyweldon & marion

Weldon's and the rooster has watched over this stretch of Highway 61 for over forty years.
One day, back in the 1960's, a salesman pulled up to the gift shop towing a trailer full of fiberglass animals. There was a bear, a dinosaur, a horse, and a chicken.

The chicken caught Weldon's eye.

"With that, people won't drive by and say, 'Look at the chicken," he says. "They'll drive by and say, 'Hey, look at the CHICKEN.' And it worked."  People from all over the world know the chicken. Weldon Johnson has had mail delivered to him with the simple address: Rooster Gift Shop, Two Harbors, Minnesota.

1065 Highway 61 E | Two Harbors, MN 55616 | 218.834.3462 |weldon.johnson@mchsi.com
Weldon's Gifts