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#1 black85vette


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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:36 PM

Here is part of a project I have been working on. First I made an overlay from a 1946 USGS Topo map so I could line up the old RT 66 alignment to the East of town. Most of it was covered over by I-40. To the South of I-40 is an access road. This road was moved 30 feet South when I-40 was built so it is not an original Rt 66 road bed. Along this road were several businesses that we were along the road. On the map A=Martin's Motel, B=Sleepy Hollow Motel, and C=Whiting Brothers Gas Station. Martin's Motel is still standing but both of the others have been cleared away. I have included pictures of the two motels but so far have been unable to locate a picture of the Whiting Brothers.

So if anyone has any information about this area I would love to hear from you.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 10:08 PM

Very nice! Ash Fork is one of the few places in Arizona on a major highway (two in this case--jct. of 89 and 66(I-40)) at which I have never stopped, even to fill up or look around.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:05 PM

Wish I had information to help you out with this. Looks like a great project. I love historic things like this.

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