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Ash Fork to Crookton Junction, AZ
Ash Fork once bustled with railroad and later Route 66 activity, both
have more or less dried up, but the town keeps on going!
202 E. Lewis Ave.
The Mobile Station on the east end of town had a whole row of classic
cars lined up beside it when we ... read
101 Lewis Ave.
The rock Copper State Motel used to be known as the Copper State
Motor Court and the Copper State Modern ... read
124 Lewis Ave.
The Hi-Line Motel opened in 1936. Years ago the motel office in
the center of the U shaped motel also ... read
171 Lewis Ave.
1936 - 1939 WPA Project flagstone sidewalks remind us that the early
history of Route 66 included ... read
314 Lewis Ave.
DeSoto's Salon in an old Texaco station is a fixture on Route
66 in Ash Fork. The 1960 DeSoto on the roof might ... read
Door Bar Building
322 Lewis Ave.
The sign above the door still said Ash Forks Route 66 Grill and
Ice Cream Shoppe when this photo was snapped in 2013 ... read
401 Lewis Ave.
Along side this 1922 drug store is a section of the depression era
WPA flagstone sidewalk ... read
Fe Water Tower
Ash Fork Centennial Park
The Ash Fork Santa Fe Railroad water tower stands along Route 66
on the west side of the Ash Fork ... read
Note: Turn south on 8th Street and drive a couple of blocks
on Old Route 66 to the museum.
Fork Route 66 Museum
901 Old Route 66
Located in the old maintenance camp #1 building and loaded with
interesting stuff, including a model of the Escalante Harvey House...
Note: Leave the museum via the driveway on the north side which
takes you back to Lewis Ave.
859 Lewis Ave.
The former Nomad Motel was the Ask Fork Inn when we took this photo
in 2013. It is a surprisingly large motel. It is located on the
west end of town ... read more
Crookton: Crookton Junction is named for the spot where two
rail lines merged. A couple of neat spots wait for you on Crookton Road,
but you don't actually go through what was the junction point.
- 1932 Alignment
On Crookton Rd.
About 5 miles NW of I-40 exit 139. Why go over the hill on a nice
smooth road when you can take the bumpy old ... read
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