Historical Route 66 - Alive in Kingman AZ
By Dale Lucas, GRI 928 377-7779 Specialist Residential, Foreclos
Historic Route 66 From Chicago to L.A. Route 66runs more than two thousand miles and were part of the lyrics of the famous song "GetYour Kicks on Route 66." Kingman Arizona is at the heart of thelongest stretch of this famed highway still in existenceand intact. That stretch begins just east of Seligman and passes through such towns as Peach Springs, Hackberry, and Oatman en route to the California Border. The foundation for both the community of Kingman andthe 'highway' was laid hundreds of years ago.Native Americans who lived in thesurrounding desertsand mountains, originally forged the path that was to becomeRoute 66 as a trade route to the Pacific.In the mid 1800's, the path became a trail (under theguidance of a military surveyor) that would eventuallycarry a nation westward. The...