Arizona’s Meteor Crater

A short drive off the interstate in Northern Arizona is one of the best preserved meteorite impact sites in the world. Simply named, Meteor Crater, the site is the result of a piece of asteroid colliding with the Earth at around 26,000 miles per hour. The result is a gaping hole, nearly one mile across […]

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 […]

Oatman, Arizona: Roaming Burros of a Former Mining Town

Founded in about 1906, Oatman was established as a prominent mining town, producing nearly 1.8 million ounces of gold before the boom ended in the 1940’s. As part of the mining effort, early prospectors brought burros, or small donkeys, to haul rock and various supplies in and out of the mines. Upon the closing of […]

Holbrook, Arizona: Wigwam Motel

As you come down Route 66 you may notice a few scattered white peaks rising above the otherwise flat desert terrain. Upon approaching the site you will see the signage for the Wigwam Motel, originally built in the 1930’s. The story of the property claims the original owner had discovered a wigwam property in Kentucky […]

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