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Winslow in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Standin’ on the Corner Park

Winslow, Arizona

 
 
Standin' on the Corner Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 20, 2010
1. Standin' on the Corner Park Marker
Inscription. This area was dedicated on September 11, 1999 as a tribute to the memorable song of the 1970's that made Winslow, Arizona a town to sing about on famous Route 66.

Route 66 Roadside Attraction Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeing.


 
Erected by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark Program.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker and park are located on the Historic Route 66. Marker is on the northwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Winslow AZ 86047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Posada Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Winslow Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sunset Crossing (approx. 1.2 miles away); Remembrance Garden (approx. 1.4 miles away); Brigham City
Standin' on the Corner Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 20, 2010
2. Standin' on the Corner Park
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Brigham City Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
Additional comments.
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.

 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Places
 
"Slowin' Down to Take a Look" image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 20, 2010
3. "Slowin' Down to Take a Look"
Standin' on the Corner and "Eagles" Tribute image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2002
4. Standin' on the Corner and "Eagles" Tribute
Standin' on the Corner Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
5. Standin' on the Corner Park
Standin' on the Corner Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 20, 2010
6. Standin' on the Corner Park
These plaques are mounted on the building behind the Standin' on the Corner "Slowin' Down to Take a Look" statue.
The Kaufman Family image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 20, 2010
7. The Kaufman Family
This pioneer family has lived in Winslow for five generations. Their enterprises include ranching, banking, railroading and commerce.

The donation of this corner property for use as a park is but one of their many civic contributions.

The citizens of Winslow accept this gift with gratitude.

Rudolf Clinton Kaufman
Mary Lynn Kaufman
Jacklyn, Sally, Thomas
and descendants
1998
Standin' on the Corner Park Committee image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 20, 2010
8. Standin' on the Corner Park Committee
Kneeling (L to R)
Glenn Howeth, Greg Hackler, Larry Pane.
Standing (L to R)
Loren Sadler, Yvonne Howeth, Connie Hackler, The
Statue, Larry Benham, Marie LaMar, Bert Peterson,
Tom McCauley, Chris Pane and Jim Garner.
Not in picture: Judy Howell

Winslow's Organization of the Year 2000
Standin' on the Corner Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 20, 2010
9. Standin' on the Corner Park
Sculptor: Ron Adamson

Architect: Loren V. Sadler

Mural: John Pugh

"Slowin' Down to Take a Look"
Glen Frey image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 10, 2016
10. Glen Frey
Radio personalities from Phoenix classic rock station KSLX Mark Devine and Paul Marshall & Standin' on the Corner Foundation helped raised funds for the Glen Frey statue that was added to the park September 24, 2016.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,463 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   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.
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