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Gold Lured Route 66 To Oatman Only a decade after automobiles first appeared on streets visionaries in the industry made plans for transcontinental highways to supplant rail lines. The already well-traveled northern Arizona transportation corridor offered an obvious route to … Continue reading

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Kingman: Heart of Route 66 Is Still Beating The county seat of Mohave County is located in a pass between the rugged Cerbat Mountains on the north and the tall Hualapai Mountains on the south, affording passage from the Hualapai … Continue reading

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The Lost Dutchman Wasn’t Dutch Jacob Waltz, also called Walzer or Walz, was deutsch, meaning “German.” But that word when pronounced sounds a lot like “Dutch.” So he became known as the Dutchman. After all, Americans more than a hundred … Continue reading

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The Arizona Gold Rush [click on an image to view full size; right-click to save; use back button to return to blog] “There’s gold in them thar hills” In Arizona, copper has proven a more valuable metal than gold. And … Continue reading

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