V leeson, and builder lee moor contracting company. It is a classic western, but like no other western before. The old road stretches from yuma on the southwest border of arizona to downtown san diego. Manchesters trails begin where rails end transanglo books, 1987. This road became part of state route 87 in 1967, when the last section of paving was completed to link it with state route 87. Route 80 us 80 also known as the oceantoocean highway, the broadway of america and the jefferson davis memorial highway was a major transcontinental highway that existed in the u. I feel anyone buying this book will love it as much as i do. There are over 80 color prints in the book and as pretty as can be. The lincoln highway, from new york city to san francisco, was the best known road of. The state of arizona makes no claims concerning the accuracy of these maps and assumes no liability resulting from the use of the information found herein. Arizona transportation history arizona navigable streams. Located on the east rim of canyon diablo, it prospered as a tourist stop along route 66 for many years before it was bypassed by interstate 40. The text moves right along and is very interesting as well.
Prominent interstates in the west that motorists are fond of driving along include 40, 17, 10, 8, and 19 in arizona, 80 and 15 in nevada, and 10, 8, 15, 40, 5, and 80 in california. The old gilpin hangars are on the right and to the left is the railroad and the casa grande highway, now interstate 10. Youll travel back into an earlier time as you pass through desert sand dunes, mountain pine forests, and on to the pacific coast. In 1966, it extended to state route 87 at strawberry junction. When it was completed in 1927, it was the longest highway bridge in arizona. Gillespie dam bridge, spanning gila river on old us 80 highway, south of gillespie dam, arlington, maricopa county, az. Driving the first federal highways of arizona, california, colorado, new mexico, nevada, and utah by cantor, george and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Ocean to ocean bridge the original us 80 bridge across the colorado river was constructed in 1914, and the railroad bridge next to it is barely newer at 1923. Hidden in the arizona mountains sets ruby, az the most well preserved ghost towns to exist. Arizonas us route 80 was designated a historic road by the arizona state transportation board, after consideration of a detailed application submitted demion clinco of the tucson historic. Arizona highways store 2039 west lewis avenue phoenix, az 85009 usa. Mohave county with the weekend upon us the arizona highway patrol is again recommending motorists take the alternate route offered by old highway 91 in order to bypass the. At its peak, us 80 traveled from the california border in yuma to the new mexico state line near lordsburg.
Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that. Arizona highways store 2039 west lewis avenue phoenix, az. Arizona us route 80, historic highway designation initiation. Arizona highways magazine, february 1980, all cowboy issue volume 56, no. Struggling photographer ponder lee catan returns to arizona after heartbreak and finds counsel in strange places.
All but five state capitals are directly served by the interstate highway system. Feb 03, 2014 old highway 80 slideshow forgotten roads of arizona a brief video slide show of the very beautiful old us hwy 80 in arizona. Arizona kicks on route 66 roger naylor, larry lindahl on. In 1914, the ocean to ocean highway bridge was constructed in yuma from bureau of indian affairs funds. I bought this book used in very good condition and it arrived in as new condition including the dust jacket with the pictures on the pages in perfect condition. Follow for at least 34 miles of described route or continue on to buckeye, az. Museum of modern art and chronicle books, san francisco. Gillespie dam bridge, spanning gila river on old us 80. Written directions start at gila bend, east end of town, just before the overpass. Arizona highways address book by arizona highways books. Feb 28, 2020 not knowing what to expect we stopped at the modern looking building.
The old alignments carry names such as old highway 80 and were signed with brown historic u. Arizona beginning at the new mexicoarizona state line west of rodeo via douglas. A look at a road atlas from the early 1920s would reveal a complete network of named trails crisscrossing the country. In arizona, it dipped down to douglas, then up to phoenix, before heading toward san diego. The highway then dipped back south through buckeye to gila bend in southern arizona. Here is a panorama showing the 1916 highway 80 on the left and the 1932 highway 80 on the right.
Tours depart each day, seven days a week, from the queen mine tour building, located immediately south of old bisbees business district, off the u. Oceanto ocean highway bridge and entered arizona from the small. Old highway 80 slideshow forgotten roads of arizona a brief video slide show of the very beautiful old us hwy 80 in arizona. While i10 races east over the mountains, our more scenic route, promoted by tourism authorities as the cochise trail, winds south on old us80 through the wild west town of tombstone pop. Part of it is a live display of desert critters, part of it is a souvenir and book store. Fire crews will be assessing the direction, growth, and accessibility of the fire and surrounding area throughout the evening and will begin work towards attacking the incident in the morning. They are displayed in travel order going west from. Feb 05, 2012 my wife and i took a nice country drive to arlington, arizona and toured the spectacular mountain views, old nostalgic rustic western settings and drove across gillespie dam bridge via old hwy 80. Great deals on arizona highways 19001939 magazines.
The old alignments carry names such as old highway 80 and were. Route 80 us 80 also known as the oceantoocean highway, the broadway of america. Us 80 was one of the major crosscountry routes in its day, and was dubbed the oceantoocean highway. The national old trails highway, which would eventually find fame as part of u. Old state highway 73 photograph locations east of cutter. Old highway 80 slideshow forgotten roads of arizona youtube. Found some great books on hiking in new mexico and southern arizona. They are regular size 3 12 x 5 12 inches postcards published from the late 1920s to the 1960s. The route loops along the mexican border before rejoining i10 across the new mexico border. Roll, arizona drive on old highway 80 onto interstate 8 freeway toward dateland, az the wilhelm scream book of ghosts by ellen bottas.
Arizona time is set in the postfrontier american west, a landscape shaped by larry mcmurtry, breaking bad, sam shepherd, and leslie marmon silko. This exhibit displays vintage postcards of views, scenes, and businesses along historic u. Jun 12, 2014 the fire two miles west of the mule pass tunnel on highway 80 is estimated at 12 acres in size with multiple fire apparatus immediately available. Buy arizona highways address book by arizona highways books creator online at alibris. Richard nilsen, travel editor, the arizona republic, 197. The trading post is located on the navajo reservation well into the northern part of arizona, 85 miles north of flagstaff and 45 miles south of page on highway 89. Hidden in the heart of the black mountains, this class d goldmining town dates back to the early 1900s. Arizona highways magazine, february 1980, all cowboy issue.
Much of the old road in the west still exists, however. Two guns, arizona death by highway legends of america. State route 80 sr 80 is a roughly arcshaped highway lying in southeastern arizona that, with new mexicos state road 80, is a relic of the old u. Also i hate that i must say this however the town was abandoned in. Roll, arizona drive on old highway 80 onto interstate 8. Its rare in the development of the west for a highway to predate a railroad, but there you have it. Youll travel back into an earlier time as you pass through desert. I imagine most crosscountry travelers took az 86 and az 84 as shortcuts.
From gila bend, it ran almost directly west to yuma and the california border. Two guns, arizona is a route 66 ghost town in coconino county located about 30 miles east of flagstaff. Give a fulcrum, hotdeals can reward you a real coupons world of arizona highways. The construction of the modern interstate highways starting in 1956 initiated the demise of much of old highway 80. Highway 80 the gillespie dam bridge was built in 1921 and is on old u. Although us 80 no longer runs through arizona, the designation itself is still active between dallas, texas and savannah. This segment of old us 80 was not closely paralleled by interstate 10, which lies to its north, and instead supplants the old and more direct defunct in eastern arizona state route 86. If you are on that stretch of highway 80, it is well worth to stop. This is a refreshing rest stop along the route to grab a cool soda, enjoy the scenery, and reflect on the travelers that have been through this historic site in days past. Hope you enjoyed this driving tour of old highway 80 in east san diego county.
Roll over the map set you wish to view, and click view app to open the map portal. In the state of california, us 80 received state recognition as an historic route in august, 2006. Prince road runs down beside the airport on the left and romero road cuts. Arizona historic us route 80 applicaiton final3 tucson historic. Other sections of old us 80 throughout arizona pay homage to the retired highway through their names, including old u. Route 80 through arizona designated a historic road. Us 80 turned north towards phoenix, leaving pima street at old highway 80.
Route 80 the dixie overland highway general highway. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. Twisting through arizona like a serpent, old 80 once tied together such. Thus you could purchase at arizona highways and decrease your shopping expediture as far as possible with the most pratical arizona highways promo codes, coupon codes and deals for may 2020. The maps on this page are large, and details may take a few. Highway 80 through wellton and old us 80 highway between gila bend and buckeye.
Large gravel turnout with garbage stand east side of highway. State route 65 was a state highway in northern arizona traveling in a northsouth direction between winslow and the navajo indian reservation. We found an abandoned town hidden in the arizona mountains. The alignment continues along old west highway, apache trail west, north.1416 975 246 911 263 63 417 568 219 907 897 1456 551 1279 376 1314 11 187 880 246 374 942 256 535 490 577 1402 1473 358 181 763 221 407 521 566 345 1414 1215