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Ash Fork Inn

859 Old Route 66, Ash Fork, AZ

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The former Nomad Motel was the Ash Fork Inn when these photos were taken in 2013. It is located on the west end of town between the eastbound (Park Ave.) and westbound (Lewis) Route 66 Avenues.

xWith 26 rooms this was a fairly large motel for a town the size of Ash fork in the 50s and 60s. It was apparently one of a small chain of motels that included motels in Needles, CA and Phoenix, AZ. They offered to make "free" reservations at those two motels, I'm guessing that the free part meant no service charge to make the reservation and no long distance charge for the call.

Vintage Advertising Highlights

Early 1960s Postcard
Nomad Motel
On U. S. Hwy 66
West Side of Ashfork, Ariz.

26 modern refrigerated rooms
Electric Heat
Free TV
Telephone service in rooms
Coffee Shop

Note: I dated this postcard by the vehicles in the parking lot, the newest of which was an early to mid-1960s Chevy pickup truck. The oldest was a 56 Chevy.

Photo(s): 2013



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