This song by Richard Gary Hofacre, which hit YouTube in 2012, has roots going back about 60 years.
Hofacre writes on the YouTube description:
During the early 60s, I was living at the Jay Cooke cabins, outside of Carlton Minnesota. I met a young woman, named Gloria, in Duluth and was hitchhiking there on a regular basis. Going back home was sometimes long after dark, and quite often my first ride would bring me to the top of the hill, near Proctor. There was a beautiful and stunning view of Duluth from that vantage point, where the highway curved and wound down into the city. Sometimes it was a long wait for the ride that would take me home.
This is where the song was born. I consider it to be the first song I have ever written of any significant value. It has a lot of good memories. There was both sadness and joy.
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