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Cool Springs, Arizona On Old Route 66 — A Photo Essay   6 comments

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Christmas 2012Images by kenne

Driving from Kingman, Arizona on old Route 66 will take you on a scenic route through the Black Mountains. Cool Springs is a classic rest stop along the old highway, no longer a gas station, just a flash-back façade to a romanticized time during the mid-20th-century.

Cool Springs owes its existence to Route 66, as old as the highway. “Route 66 is the most celebrated of the old US highways, and the Cool Springs area is perhaps the most spectacular and unique stretch of the Mother Road to be found anywhere between Chicago and Santa Monica; a ‘must-see’ for the adventuresome automobile enthusiast or historian.” Click here to read more about the history of Cool Springs.

It was a pleasant surprise to find Cool Springs — It’s cool!

kenne

 

Full Moon Rising Over The Black Mountains   4 comments

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Christmas 2012Full Moon Rising Over The Black Mountains — Images by kenne

Black Mountains Arizona Panoramic   Leave a comment

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Black Mountains Southeast of Kingman, Arizona — Image by kenne

 

The Ghost Town, Oatman, Arizona   5 comments

Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012

Oatman, Arizona is a ghost town in the Black Mountains east of Bull Head, Arizona on the old Route 66 highway. The old mining town is known for its wild burros that roam the streets, descended from pack animals turned loose by early prospectors, and are protected by the US Department of the Interior.  Joy’s sister Jeri and her husband Ron visited the town during our stay at the nearby gaming town of Laughlin, Nevada.

Chick here to see a slideshow of Oatman in my Flickr account.

kenne

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