Twin Arrows, Arizona. Another derelict former Route 66 signature stop East of Flagstaff with a story to tell. Unlike many fading Route 66 stops, Twin Arrows is poised for a revival of interest in the area.
"Some of my fondest memories of road trips I took with my family when I was young involve those "tourist traps" along the highway. Along New Mexico and Arizona Route 66, Trading Posts were the order of the day. Those colorful outposts always had a wealth of treasures to enchant a young lad such as myself. Souvenir postcards of jackalopes, packages of rattlesnake eggs, cactus candy, tumbled stones, Indian goods made in Japan, and such, made it hard to choose what to buy. There was always something to take a picture of; concrete teepees, giant petrified logs, colorful billboards, and even a small zoo. All this could once be found along this stretch of Route 66. The coming of the interstate changed all that. I guess we got to be in too much of a hurry for amenities of the country we were passing through." Guy Randall
My memories of travels West included all of the above plus the Indian moccasins and those cool little cedar boxes with locks. Travel was always in a station wagon with us three boys in the back with air mattresses reading comic books (without seat belts).
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