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Standin’ on the Corner Park

Kingsley at W. 2nd St. (Route 66), Winslow, AZ
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The Standin' On The Corner Foundation created a park in the heart of downtown Winslow inspired by "The Eagles" song, "Take it Easy". The mural on the wall by artist John Pugh includes some of the lyrics from the song: as well as an eagle in a upstairs window and a lady in a flatbed Ford. More recently a Red flatbed Ford truck has been added.

x The guy "Standin' on the Corner" with his guitar is the creation of sculptor Ron Adamson. It took 2 years to complete the Park which was dedicated in September 1999. This song put Winslow back on the map. By at least one estimate something like 100,000 people stand on this corner every year.

x The wall of the old and now gone J.C. Penny-Rasco Building served as the canvas for the mural but a few years after the park was dedicated the store suffered a devastating fire. Fortunately they were able to save the wall and the mural. You have to admire a city that thinks this creatively. I'm not sure when the Penny's store was built, but it was listed at this address in the 1931 phonebook.

Photo(s): 2009 - 2013



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