â€œROUTE 66â€ â€“ TO THE PROMISED LAND [FOR BRENDA BURK]
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[One block off of the main drag in Oatman, Arizona, August, 2010]
Last August, I drove a long length of U.S. Route 66 (the â€œMother Roadâ€) from Ash Fork, Arizona to Needles, California. (Please see previous posts.)
The rich ranchland to the east gives way to the rugged terrain in the west . . . and grinding poverty.
Oatman, Arizona is a lot like hundreds of other towns in the Old West. Once a mining camp, today it caters exclusively to tourists. Main Street is lined with shops and diners. Burros are wandering about, even on the boardwalk, a nice feature.
As I was leaving Oatman, I turned from Main Street to have a look at the â€œresidentialâ€ area. (Please see previous collages.)
From here, it was just another 25 miles to the Colorado River and California.
As always, thanks for stopping by.
Also by Richard Knight
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