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Young's Corral In Holbrook Az On Route 66 - The Mother Road
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© Christine Till
Holbrook, Arizona, is a city on Interstate 40. It is located in eastern Arizona within close proximity to a number of Indian reservations and serves as the gateway to Petrified Forest National Park. Founded in the late 1800's by the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Holbrook was known at that time for being ranch country.
Frontiersmen would come to Holbrook to set up and run their ranches. And where there are ranches ... there are cattle, cattle rustlers and gunslingers ... and of course a fair share of famous shootouts. In a 2006 poll Holbrook's "Bucket of Blood Street" was named the sixth wackiest street name.
I would venture a guess that Holbrook's biggest and most well known claim to fame is that it is also on Old Route 66 ... the Mother Road. On your drive West stop at Holbrook's famous bar called Young's Corral. On the side of Young's is a mural the length of the building. The mural is an homage to the desert, motorcycle riding and classic cars
August 13th, 2013
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