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Ash Fork in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Ash Fork, Arizona / The Coming of Route “66”

 
 
Ash Fork, Arizona / The Coming of Route “66” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 8, 2010
1. Ash Fork, Arizona / The Coming of Route “66” Marker
Inscription.
Ashfork, Arizona
Founded 1882

The Coming of Route “66”
1926
Ash Fork was a junction point of the Old Trails (Route 66) and the Grand Canyon – Nogales Highways (US 89), leading to the southern sections of the state.

Pictured is Lewis Ave. “Route 66” as it served as both west bound and east bound until the 50s when Park Ave. assumed the east bound traffic. At this time Lewis and Park Avenues became one-way streets. The popular route and its many visitors have been the survival to many businesses.

Ash Fork has some business structures that are typical of the early automobile route, such as gas stations, motels, restaurants, and grocery store and gift shops to serve the traveling public. Some homes as well as business structures on the famous route are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

Ash Fork Historical Society
Formed 1997

 
Erected by Ash Fork Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 13.502′ N, 112° 29.113′ W. Marker is in Ash Fork, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is at the
Ash Fork, Arizona / The Coming of Route “66” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 8, 2010
2. Ash Fork, Arizona / The Coming of Route “66” Marker
This marker is located on the right, the Ash Fork marker (plaque) is in the center and the The Famous Esclante Hotel marker is located on the left.
intersection of Lewis Avenue (Business Route 40) and 5th Street when traveling west on Lewis Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ash Fork AZ 86320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “The Famous Esclante Hotel” (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Ash Fork (here, next to this marker); Ash Fork Maintenance Camp #1 (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
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Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
3. Photo Displayed on Marker
Lewis Avenue - Route 66
Ash Fork, Arizona, Route “66”, Lewis Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2002
4. Ash Fork, Arizona, Route “66”, Lewis Avenue
Signs left and right, "Entering Ash Fork"
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 835 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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