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What to do about the deteriorating Hotel Beale in Kingman?

What to do about the deteriorating Hotel Beale in Kingman?

The century-old Hotel Beale and its rooftop sign in downtown Kingman, Arizona, are one of the most-photographed landmarks in the city, but it has been closed for nearly 20 years and deteriorating because of it apparently neglectful and intractable owner.…

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Cool Springs Camp needs new caretakers

Cool Springs Camp needs new caretakers

The owner of Cool Springs Camp, on Oatman Road, aka old Route 66, between Oatman and Kingman, Arizona, needs a caretaker to look over the historic property. Owner Ned Leutchner said one caretaker he enlisted early last year is moving…

Time-lapse videos cruise Arizona’s Route 66

Time-lapse videos cruise Arizona’s Route 66

Robert S., known for the YouTube handle of “Forgotten Hwy,” recently uploaded videos of time-lapse drives on Route 66 from the California border to the middle of Arizona. Forgotten Hwy uploaded several Route 66 videos from the Mojave Desert earlier…

More 1990s videos from a Route 66 journey in 1959 Cadillac

More 1990s videos from a Route 66 journey in 1959 Cadillac

Anthony Reichardt has uploaded more videos from when he traveled Route 66 during the early and mid-1990s in a 1959 Cadillac. Reichardt’s YouTube channel for the videos is here. The clips are notable for historical reasons, as many of the places…

Neon sign returns to Kingman’s Route 66 for first time in nearly 70 years

Neon sign returns to Kingman’s Route 66 for first time in nearly 70 years

This week, a neon sign on Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona, that was taken down during the late 1940s was returned to the Mother Road in the same city where it was erected. Route 66 author Jim Hinckley explained in…

The first episode of “Jim Hinckley’s America — A Trek Along Route 66”

The first episode of “Jim Hinckley’s America — A Trek Along Route 66”

Promote Kingman recently released the first in what will be a series of videos called “Jim Hinckley’s America — A Trek Along Route 66.” The video by MyMarketing Designs was screened a few weeks ago in Kingman, Arizona, and it recently was embedded…

Kingman offers a different selling point

Kingman offers a different selling point

Borrowing an approach from all those pharmaceutical ads you see on television, the Kingman Visitors Center in Kingman, Arizona, explains why you need to get your kicks on Route 66. Clever, isn’t it? (Screen capture of Route 66 from Kingman…

Two prominent Kingman figures named to Arizona hall of fame

Two prominent Kingman figures named to Arizona hall of fame

Late actor Andy Devine and artist-author Bob Boze Bell, both whom had long and enduring links to Kingman, Arizona, and Route 66, were named to the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame a few weeks ago. Late western author Zane…

Bones of Route 66 motel being used for mining monument in Kingman

Bones of Route 66 motel being used for mining monument in Kingman

A history buff is using stones from a demolished Route 66 motel in Kingman, Arizona, to re-create a mining monument that stood more than 100 years ago in the city. C. Russell collected stones from the recently razed Bells Motel, aka…

Scenes from the Best of the West on 66 Fest Parade

Frank Kocevar, former co-owner of Historic Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona, recently uploaded this from the Best of the West of 66 Fest in Kingman, Arizona. Grand marshals for the parade were Dries Bessels and Marion Flimm of the Dutch…

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