Winslow, Arizona: Lonely Corner

First came the song, the 1972 hit by the Eagles, Take it Easy, made famous the lyrics “Standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona/ Such a fine sight to see/ it’s a girl, my lord in a flatbed Ford/ slowin’ down to take a look at me.” Then, in the mid- 1990’s, as part of an effort to boost tourism to Winslow, local boosters converted the northwest corner of Kinsley Avenue and Second Street into a corner scene capturing exactly what those famous lyrics conveyed. A large mural was painted onto the building occupying the corner to show the girl in Ford looking on towards a bronze statue of a young man holding a guitar. In case that isn’t enough to recreate the scene for you, the gift and souvenir shop across the street plays a constant stream of the band’s music out of their window.

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