Prescott Junction officially became Seligman and was an important railroad stop along the line. Seligman embraced Route 66 wholeheartedly upon its arrival in the late 1920's. The railroad and tourist traffic from Route 66 became Seligman's main source of economic security. In the late 1970's, Seligman was bypassed by the interstate and the Sante Fe Railroad ceased its operations in the town in 1985. Many old towns with similar histories would have faded once they were bypassed, but not Seligman.
Driving through Seligman showed us so much evidence of the glory days of old Route 66. I will share with you today--some of the pictures I took as we drove through Seligman... NEAT little town!!!!! Above is a picture of the Seligman Sundries. Note the airplane!
Everyone probably remembers the popular song about "Getting our Kicks on Route 66".... WELL---we certainly enjoyed our little back-road trip off of I-40 to visit Seligman, Arizona. Hope you enjoyed seeing it also.