Monday, June 1, 2015

Signs Around the World - Seligman AZ


March 2015 - Seligman AZ


Between 1889-1891, Seligman was established by the Theut and Moultrie families. Both were prosperous slaughterhouse owners in Southern antebellum families who lost everything in the Civil War and the following Reconstruction periods. They moved West hoping to find a new life in the largely uninhabited territory of Arizona. They took over the area of the Seligman Campsite from the Apache. Before that the location had been a settlement of the Havasupai people.







Seligman embraced Route 66 wholeheartedly upon its arrival in the late 1920’s. The railroad and tourist traffic from Route 66 became Seligman's main source of economic security. In the late 1970's Seligman was bypassed by the Interstate and the Santa Fe Railroad ceased its operations in the town in 1985. Many old towns with similar histories would have faded away once they were bypassed, but not Seligman.




Enjoy a comfortable night’s stay at the Historic Route 66 Motel in one of their 16 newly-remodeled, Route 66 themed rooms. Rest your head where Burl Ives and Bobby Troop (writer of "Get Your Kicks on Route 66") chose to stay on their trip down The Mother Road.











8 comments:

  1. looks like there is more to Seligman than there used to be.

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  2. You can't beat a trip down Route 66. It's amazing this road still lives on in the imaginations of so many people. :)

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  3. I doubt I will ever do it now, but there was a time when I really wanted to drive Route 66 and end up on Santa Monica Boulevard? Very clever of the locals to re-invent their town as a tourist attraction.

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  4. Lots of interesting signs.

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  5. Great to see that at least one town survived.

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  6. looks like a fascinating road trip!
    great photos.
    please come share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/nesting.html

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