When Route 66 came to Arizona, the state was less than fifteen years old. But Arizona embraced the Mother Road, clinging to it long after any other state and then making sure that the world didn’t forget it.
Today that heritage is marked along the roadside by abandoned places which all tell a story, a narrative picked out in trading posts and motels and ordinary people.
To many travelers, these stores, diners and motels were a lifeline; to the people who owned them, they were, quite simply, their life. In an effort to ensure that we don’t forget this recent history—the tales that make up the past, the buildings that provide us with a doorway into yesteryear—Abandoned Route 66 Arizona records some of those places along the Mother Road before they finally fade away and take their stories and secrets with them."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Blue Miller is a British journalist who has been fascinated by abandoned places since she was a small child. She discovered Route 66 in 2005—more or less by accident—and since then has been documenting the everyday stories behind the Mother Road through her blog, as well as debunking some established legends. Her articles on Route 66 have been published in international magazines and her photographs featured in publicity material for Kingman, Arizona. When not travelling, Blue lives on the east coast of England where she writes about motorcycles and is bullied by her cats.