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    Quote Originally Posted by shirohniichan View Post
    In reading a recent book on Route 66, I came across photos of the gas station ruins I saw between Kingman and Oatman back in '92.

    Here is a link to a site the owners made after they rebuilt it.
    http://www.coolspringsroute66.com/
    I won't have time to stop on this trip, but I'd like to check it out before too long.

    GREAT . . . it is always a treat to see "old stuff" reserected instead of being torn down.
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    The Ludlow Mercantile is looking pretty sad these days.

    I stopped just long enough to snap this photo. As I pulled near the tracks and got ready for the shot, a van pulled up and stopped right in front of the building. A passenger hopped out with a camera to take photos of the train passing behind me, and the guy in the van just sat there like a nudnik looking at me as I waited for him to move. I guess he couldn't fathom the idea that I wanted to take a picture of the rundown building (or maybe he thought I was going to take a photo of his van as he sat there and stared at me).


    Ludlow Mercantile by shirohniichan, on Flickr

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    Here's a gas station in Peach Springs, AZ that was just added to the National Register of Historic Places last week. I didn't know about the designation-- I just thought it the most noteworthy building in Peach Springs as I drove the old leg of Route 66 from Kingman to Seligman.


    149 by shirohniichan, on Flickr

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    Old Route 66 near Meteor Crater, AZ is in pretty bad shape today.


    Old Route 66 near Meteor Crater by shirohniichan, on Flickr
    (Facing west)

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    I saw a copy of an old (1927?) post card showing a meteorite museum and observatory tower from which tourists could pay a quarter to look through a telescope to get a glimpse of Meteor Crater some 3 miles to the south.

    This is what the former tourist stop looks like today:


    Observatory ruins north of Meteor Crater by shirohniichan, on Flickr

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    Does anyone remember the Jackrabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, AZ?

    It was closed for a while, but it's back in business.


    Here It Is in Joseph City, AZ by shirohniichan, on Flickr


    Jackrabbit Trading Post by shirohniichan, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirohniichan View Post
    I saw a copy of an old (1927?) post card showing a meteorite museum and observatory tower from which tourists could pay a quarter to look through a telescope to get a glimpse of Meteor Crater some 3 miles to the south.

    This is what the former tourist stop looks like today:


    Observatory ruins north of Meteor Crater by shirohniichan, on Flickr
    This shot is amazing. Will be doing a Rt 66 trip in the near future and looking forward to it. Probably fill several CDs with pics.
    Thanks for the pictures.



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    Very nice photos! What are you shooting with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Woodfin View Post
    This shot is amazing. Will be doing a Rt 66 trip in the near future and looking forward to it. Probably fill several CDs with pics.
    Thanks for the pictures.



    This is the same Harvey Nininger's American Meteorite Museum that JEC posted a link to in an earlier post. Apparently the shot I saw was from the mid-1930s, and the one shown on JEC's link was probably from the early 1940s.

    BTW, I'm using an old Canon Rebel XTi and a Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD IF Lens. One of these days I'm going to upgrade to a Canon T3i so I can shoot video, also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob3 was bob2 View Post
    Very nice photos! What are you shooting with?
    LOL. If I had a nickle for everytime I get asked that question.


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