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Winslow Arizona - Such A Fine Sight To See
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© Christine Till
Located in downtown Winslow, Arizona, is "The Corner", made famous by the song "Take It Easy". Written by Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne, "Take It Easy" became The Eagles first hit single in the 70′s, a sleepytime anthem for aimless 1970s wandering, and peaked peoples interest in Winslow. The verse "Standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona," still played on classic rock radio, draws visitors from far and wide to stand on the famous corner.
In 1999, the town of Winslow put the finishing touches on their "Standin' on the Corner" Park. The "Standin' on a Corner" Park is located right on Route 66 in historic downtown Winslow and features a life size bronze statue and a 2-story Trompe L'oeil mural laying out all the critical lyrics: "a girl" and "a flatbed Ford" reflected in a storefront, along with an eagle perched on one painted window sill.
The whole point of a visit to Winslow, Arizona aside from standin' on a corner and waiting for that chick in the Ford to slow down and give you the eye is to take it easy. Just take your time and look around, and you'll discover a whole new dimension to this unique western city.
August 8th, 2013
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