Tag Archives: U.S. Route 66

Watch Your Step

Oatman, Arizona, is a pretty cool place. It’s an historic authentic western ghost town and mining camp that began in 1906 but pooped out in 1942 when Congress declared that gold mining was no longer essential to the war effort. … Continue reading

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Tucumcari, New Mexico

As we leave Albuquerque and head west on I-40 the mountains disappear and the road flattens out. The winds started picking up so we stopped at Tucumcari for the night, only 175 miles from where we had been. We checked … Continue reading

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Oatman, AZ

Oatman, Arizona, about 30 miles from Laughlin, Nevada, on the Historic Route 66, is an authentic western ghost town and mining camp. ¬†It maintains its historic look and includes¬†gunfights and some of the town folk dress in period costumes. Burros, … Continue reading

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