Tuesday, 15 May 2007
Monday, 14 May 2007
Cool Springs Camp, located in the Black Mountains on the approach to Sitgreaves pass in 1927. The original buildings were constructed out of stones gathered along the highway. In the 1930s the chicken dinners attracted tourists and locals for 20 miles. In the 1950s when traffic moved to the new Interstate the traffic crawled to a halt. Cool Springs has only recently been opened again!
Very few cars travel past Ed's Camp these days.
Ed's Camp is located at the approach to Sitgreaves Pass from the east, one of the most feared and dreaded sections on all of Route 66. Lowell "Ed" Edgerton purchased the property in the late 1930s hoping to lure the increasing number of tourists to buy from his grocery store, gas station or souvenir shop. There was a trailer camp but motorists would pull in and sleep in their cars or tents. For $1 they could sleep on a camp bed (Am. cot) on a porch which was screened to keep insects out. Water was sold by the bucket. (R Olsen's book Route 66 Lost and Found)
Thursday, 10 May 2007
Wednesday, 9 May 2007
I'm having technical problems with the blog. There's a huge space after the last few photos which I can't seem to delete. I'd like to think that this is the blog's fault - however, I'm still more awake at 3am than at 3pm, so I shouldn't rule out the human factor!
Twin Arrows - deserted gas station and trading post
On the outskirts of Winslow - the remaining sign of the Tonto Drive-In Theatre. I'd hoped to find a screen and old ticket booth but this is all that was left. There were bulldozers in the field and I don't expect the sign wll be there much longer.
Holmbrook - Wigwam Motel (Have you slept in a tepee lately?)
Jack Rabbit Gas station/trading post - deserted
Flagstaff - interior of Monte Vista Hotel
Trading Post - Flagstaff Arizona.