Arizona Road Trips: Route 66

Historic US Route 66—the Mother Road, also known as the Main Street of America — used to take drivers all the way from Chicago, Ill. to Santa Monica, Calif. along one continuous route. Though its heyday is gone, travelers still find their way to Route 66, drawn by the history, nostalgia and places that dot its roadside.

Arizona contains one of the longest remaining stretches of the original Route 66, extending across the state from Holbrook (east) to Kingman (west).

Journey with us as we meet some of the more unusual and famous people and places along the route, starting in Hackberry, 20 miles northeast of Kingman, and ending in Seligman, home of Angel Delgadillo, who helped lead the preservation of Route 66.

Part II

We continue our trip through Arizona’s Route 66, this time traveling from Winslow to Holbrook, Arizona.

Stand on the corner in Winslow, Arizona, and snap a shot of that iconic road sign. Then, follow along as we meet two Harvey Girls, at La Posada, who share the history of the original Harvey Girls of the 1880s and how they helped build the West. Thirty-three miles (or about 40 minutes) east, with little fanfare and lots of dedication, Atsuo Sakurai makes some of the best sake outside of Japan in the small town of Holbrook. Don’t believe us? Arizona Sake, Sakurai’s brand, was awarded the title “World’s Best Sake Made Outside Japan” at Tokyo’s Sake Competition in 2018.

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