Memories of Route 66

Memories of Travel on Route 66

It was early March 1961.  After spending the first five months of our married life in Washington, DC, Ron ended his military tour of duty and we were on our way “home” to California.  To me, it was to be a new life in an unfamiliar place with an almost-brand-new husband. After a detour to …

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Flagstaff, Arizona and the magic

road to flagstaff

It was a place to stop and stretch your legs while on the way to the Grand Canyon, California, Chicago, or some other faraway place. You could have a cup of coffee at Miz Zips or another local diner, fill your tank with gas, or even spend the night in one of the seemingly endless …

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Why would you want to go to Phoenix to shop?

The time has passed when Flagstaff business owners can take it for granted that residents will shop locally out of mere loyalty or a desire to see tax revenues stay in town. For years, local businesses have pondered the question, “How can we keep our customers from going to Phoenix?” One local business, Creative Gifts …

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