These 8 Ghost Towns Along Arizona’s Route 66 Will Haunt Your Dreams
Route 66 is home to an iconic side of America that is starting to see a new breath of life. When Interstate 40 was opened, towns and otherwise popular tourist spots saw their lives dwindle to non-existence when the new highway bypassed these places in favor of saving time. This led to many areas becoming underpopulated or completely abandoned ghost towns that can only offer a glimpse of their former lives. Here are eight such places that exist in Arizona, which has the longest stretch of the historic highway still in use.
Have you visited any of these places before? Don’t forget to check out some of our previous articles on Route 66 and ghost towns!
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Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.