Kingman, Arizona: Andy Devine RoomKingman's favorite native son -- a Hollywood cowboy sidekick with a squeaky voice -- rode into the sunset in 1977.
Mohave Museum of History and Arts
- 400 W. Beale St., Kingman, AZ
- Mohave Museum of History and Arts. I-40 exit 48, then a quarter-mile east on Beale St.
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Andy Devine Room
Mohave Museum's Andy Devine Room. The saddle on display was a gift to Andy Devine in 1950 by the Kellogg Co. He rode it in the Rose Parades 1950-1957. The Andy Devine Exhibit was dedicated October 2, 1988.
It cost $5 to go see both the Route 66 Museum at the Powerhouse and Mohave Museum, which opened later in the day.[David Kamada, 04/25/2010]
While visiting Kingman, AZ, one hot July day my husband and I spent time in the town museum and were surprised to see an entire room devoted to Andy Devine memorabilia. He was Guy Madison's sidekick "Jingles" on a late-1950's-vintage cowboy show called "Wild Bill Hickock" and had his own Saturday morning kids' show called "Andy's Gang." He also had roles in numerous Westerns.
Apparently he is Kingman's favorite native son and they really had a nice tribute to his memory. Included was an account of the boyhood accident that damaged his neck and vocal cords and gave him his trademark squeaky, raspy voice. ("Wait for me, Wild Bill!")
All of this is completely unknown to anyone under 50 years of age (or thereabouts), but we babyboomers thought it was a nice exhibit.[Gretchen Maresco, 09/16/2000]
Andy rode into the sunset in 1977.