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Young's Corral - Holbrook Az - Route 66 - The Mother Road
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Holbrook (Navajo: T'iisyaakin) is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. It was founded in 1881/1882, when the railroad was built, and named to honor the first chief engineer of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.
After the appearance of a smoke trail in the sky on July 19, 1912, a meteorite with an estimated mass of 190 kilograms exploded over the town of Holbrook, and a shower of stones fell from the sky, estimated to number more than 16,000 and varying in weight from 6.6 kilograms to less than 0.1 grams.
Young's Corral opened in 1948, literally just few feet off Route 66 in Holbrook. A cafe and bar, it catered to the thirsty and hungry travelers of the day that made it to the small town of Holbrook.
Still in business today, a mural on the side of the building shows a scene from those early day's.
August 13th, 2013
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