Presented by: Bill Harrison
Known as the “Main Street of America,” Route 66 has become a symbol of freedom, of innocence, a reminder of the last good time America ever had. Over 158 Miles of the original highway are still drivable in Arizona, including the longest unbroken stretch in existence.
If you have not traveled Historic Route 66 in Arizona, or it has been ages since you have immersed yourself in the dazzling landscape and matchless Americana along this famous stretch of meandering highway – this presentation is for you.
Our journey will begin at the Petrified Forest National Park on the eastern border of Arizona, then we will drive west for a pleasant stopover in Winslow, Flagstaff, Williams, Seligman, and Kingman. Finally, we will explore the once booming gold-mining town of Oatman near the California border.
Our unique road trip will be filled with breathtaking scenery, memorable people, curious facts, persistent myths, friendly ghosts, and enduring legends that have made Route 66 an Integral part of the history of Arizona.
All lectures are co-sponsored by the LW Foundation and the Recreation Department.