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Truxton to Crozier, AZ

Truxton sits on the original alignment of Route 66 with a history that reads something like this, "From no-town to ghost town in 28 short years". I-40 bypassed Truxton in 1978.
xFormer Texaco
Route 66
This is reportedly a former Texaco Station, but what it was before that I don't know ... read more
x Former Chevron Station
15927 Route 66, Truxton, AZ
At one time this was reportedly a Chevron Service Station. The concrete drive and pump islands out ... read more
xTruxton Cafe
15961 Route 66
The vacant Truxton Cafe still stands along Route 66 on the east side of town as a reminder of the heyday ... read more
xBarker Motel
16001 (?) Route 66
Built in 1953 and operated for several years as a motel and later as apartments, now abandoned ... read more
xBell Gas Station
16005 (?) Route 66
The former Bell Gas Station is just west of the Barker Motel. It was later a Mobil station before becoming a bar ... read more
xDouble Six Station
16102 Route 66, Truxton
The gas pump island at this old gas station & garage were between the two small windmills seen in this photo ... read more.
xFrontier Motel & Cafe
16118 E. Route 66
The 1951 Frontier Motel and Cafe is still there, but apparently closed. It's very cool neon sign still makes a neat photo op ... read more
xTruxton Station
16117 E. Route 66
Like the rest of the town the Truxton Station dates to the early 1950's. It was a Whiting Brothers station for some years ... read more
xOrlando Motel
16213 Route 66
The Orlando Motel stands on the west end of Truxton looking fairly forlorn and forgotten in these photos taken in ... read more
xGas-N-Grub Station
16277 E. Historic Route 66
The old Cowgill's is gone, Gas-n-Grub is now at the same address. But the old directional sign is still standing ... read more

A few miles west of Truxton you pass through Crozier Canyon.

xCrozier Canyon Bridge
Route 66
This old bridge is a few miles west of Truxton on Route 66. It is on private property but easily visible from Route 66 ... read more

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x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.