Winslow in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Standin' on the Corner Park, Winslow, Arizona
Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Erected by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark Program.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Route 66 Roadside Attractions 🛣️, and the U.S. Route 66 🛣️ series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1872.
Location. 35° 1.407′ N, 110° 41.887′ W. Marker is in Winslow, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is at the intersection of North Kinsley Avenue and West 2nd Street (Interstate 40), on the right when traveling south on North Kinsley Avenue. Marker and park are located on the Historic Route 66. Marker is on the northwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winslow AZ 86047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Posada Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); The Winslow Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles Sunset Crossing (approx. 1.2 miles away); Remembrance Garden (approx. 1.4 miles away); Brigham City (approx. 1½ miles away).
1. Standin' on the Corner Park.
"Take It Easy", was a song written by Glenn Frey and his neighbor and fellow country-folk rocker Jackson Browne. Browne had written the majority of the song, up until the line "I'm standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, such a fine sight to see", where he was then stalled. Frey added the next line,("Its a girl my lord, in a flatbed Ford,slowin' down to take a look at me.") and Browne continued to finish the rest of the song. The song reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and propelled the Eagles to stardom.[excerpt from Wikipedia] (Picture 2 shows an Eagle on the window sill, in tribute and a girl in a flatbed Ford, reflection in left window)
— Submitted October 1, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,836 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 3. submitted on December 21, 2018, by Mandy Kirby of Clovis, California. 4. submitted on August 8, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 30, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 10. submitted on December 18, 2016, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.