Jack Rabbit Trading Post has an emotional reopening after being closed 46 days

A number of Route 66 businesses have announced current or imminent reopenings after being shut down for weeks during the coronavirus pandemic. But this one, by the Jack Rabbit Trading Post near Joseph City, Arizona, is special. Check out this live video from Monday morning by co-owner Cindy Jaquez. Keep tissues handy: It had to … Continue reading Jack Rabbit Trading Post has an emotional reopening after being closed 46 days

Big jackrabbit restored at Jack Rabbit Trading Post

The big jackrabbit at the Jack Rabbit Trading Post near Joseph City, Arizona, recently was reinstalled after about a one-week restoration effort. Here's a "before" photo of the fiberglass giant: And here's an "after" image of the giant animal: Co-owner Cindy Jaquez said the 34-year-old jackrabbit needed a new coat of paint and badly needed … Continue reading Big jackrabbit restored at Jack Rabbit Trading Post

Jackrabbit at Jack Rabbit Trading Post being restored

No, that is not a ghost rabbit at the Jack Rabbit Trading Post near Joseph City, Arizona. It's the famed fiberglass statue undergoing a makeover with a new undercoat before it's repaired and repainted. The big, saddled jackrabbit is "out of commission" to visitors until the end of this week while its owners restore it. … Continue reading Jackrabbit at Jack Rabbit Trading Post being restored

Jack Rabbit Trading Post to host 70th birthday bash on July 6

The Jack Rabbit Trading Post near Joseph City, Arizona, will host a special birthday bash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 6 to mark the Route 66 business' 70th anniversary. The event will include food vendors, a bake sale, giveaways, children's activities and a grand prize for anyone who finds the painted rabbit rock … Continue reading Jack Rabbit Trading Post to host 70th birthday bash on July 6

Woman worked for two Route 66 icons in Arizona

Here's an obituary you don't read every day -- an Arizona woman who died earlier this month worked not for one, but two bona fide Route 66 icons during her lifetime. Dorthy “Dottie” Ann Hatch Hansen, 83, of St. Johns, Arizona, died Oct. 19. She was born in Pinedale, Arizona, but spent most of her … Continue reading Woman worked for two Route 66 icons in Arizona

Sign at Jack Rabbit Trading Post gets a face-lift

The co-owners of the historic Jack Rabbit Trading Post near Joseph City, Arizona, announced Friday they had completed a restoration of the west side of the business' iconic "Here It Is" sign. In a Facebook post, the owners said the 27-day project "took longer than expected," but they dealt with rain and wind a few … Continue reading Sign at Jack Rabbit Trading Post gets a face-lift

Exploring the ruins of Ella’s Frontier

Crowd-funded filmmaker Dan Bell recently explored the ruins of Ella's Frontier off old Route 66 near Joseph City, Arizona. He interspersed the film with footage from the 1980s shortly after the business closed with the owner's death in 1984. https://youtu.be/LDK24ux8xfE According to the GhostTownAZ website: The business was owned and operated by Ella Blackwell, who … Continue reading Exploring the ruins of Ella’s Frontier