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Get Your New Kicks On Route 66

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Route 66 — “The Mother Road” — has become America’s longest attraction only relatively recently, and only because its businesses have learned to reinvent themselves.

Four Corners Makeover Promises Better Photo Ops

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

You can’t stand in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah at one time any more — at least not until June 1, 2010. That’s when the barriers will come down and the new Four Corners Monument is scheduled to re-open to the public, eager to participate in America’s most famous photo-op.

Mago: Coming To A Town Near You?

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

After what seemed like far longer than two months, the towering statue of Mago, earth mother goddess, has been taken down in Cottonwood, Arizona.

Standing On The Corner’s Rt. 66 Shrine

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Disaster has led to opportunity in Winslow, Arizona. The disaster was the destruction of the town’s J.C. Penney store next to its Standing On The Corner Park — a photo-op tribute to a lyric from a 1970s song by the Eagles. The opportunity is that the lot formerly occupied by the store, and the walls […]

Mago Joins Giant Goddess Sorority

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Forget your monolith Marys and your fancy pagan ladies — there’s a new goddess scraping the heavens. It’s Mago! Mago is 39 feet tall, exactly one foot higher than the roof of the Catholic church across the street, which is possibly not an accident. Mago was erected in the Arizona desert on the outskirts of […]

Twin Arrows Restored, Route 66 Fans Rejoice

Monday, September 28th, 2009

We’ve watched with resignation the gradual decay of the Twin Arrows east of Flagstaff, Arizona. The two big shafts — telephone poles, actually — were left to rot when the trading post that owned them closed in 1998. It wouldn’t be long, we thought, before they collapsed in a puff of desert dust, and then […]

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