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Williams, Seligman, Kingman (AZ) and Barstow, California

sedonawilliamsseligman-026Today’s journey took us from Sedona (AZ) through a tiny corner of Nevada (Loughlin) on into California. Along the way, we stopped in Williams (AZ), Seligman and Kingman (AZ), and are now in Barstow, California.

Williams was the last town to capitulate when Route 66 was officially decommissioned. They fought in the courts, but finally lost the battle. Now, Williams has some downtown displays, a purportedly haunted bar called “The Black Cat,” and, according to the woman who assisted me at a roadside gas station, her own house is haunted. (Mainly by a cat belonging to the previous owner who built it.)

sedonawilliamsseligman-026Seligman had a Polar Express train display, but little else.

Kingman has a haunted motel called the Beale Hotel on Main Street, and another place where a local doctor took his victims to murder them.

It took from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. to reach Barstown, California, where we are now.


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  1. Arlette Wylie

    I enjoy reading this blog. Maybe you could tell me how I could keeping up to date with it?

  2. Catrina

    That Hotel that is supposed to be haunted is called teh Beale Hotel and it is on the main street of Route 66 near the Brunswick Hotel and Restaurant.

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