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First, new business. Arrangements are complete and the printing and matting is underway.
Our ghost town series of limited edition, numbered, matted, and signed 11X14 inch prints will be officially launched on July 1. The first in the series will be this old miners cabin in Chloride, Arizona.
The tangible links to the past in our ghost towns is fast vanishing. In visiting some of these places I was amazed by how many buildings had collapsed in just a couple of years. These prints will forever preserve these scarce remnants as well as enhance a den or office.
It may seem a bit vain but I also feel they will be an investment. As the series progress through the ghost towns of Route 66 the earlier prints are sure to increase in value. Since these will be limited in number to 100 it might be best to order now as well as place your name on our list for notification when the next print in the series will be released. Please contact us for further details.
The prints were the reason for our latest Route 66 adventure, a cruise east to Flagstaff. After careful research and evaluation of references we decided to entrust the production of the prints to Tom Alexander Photography in Flagstaff.
I am not a big Flagstaff fan. The traffic is the primary deterrent. So, on the majority of our visits we seek out a different restaurant for a fresh dining experience, hit Bookman’s to restock the library, and cruise through.
This trip was a bit different. Mr. Alexander’s photography studios is in old Flagstaff so we got to experience Route 66 as it was during the glory days with traffic thick and heavy.
Parking in the old part of Flagstaff is always a challenge but on this trip it was even more so with a great deal of street repair underway. We were quite fortunate to find at the circa 1926 railroad station that was dead center to our two primary stops, the photography studio and Brix’s, a restaurant my wife discovered on line.
The photography shop was four blocks south and the restaurant was four blocks north. As the weather was near perfect, about 80 degrees, this made for a delightful opportunity to explore the architectural jewel box that is the Flagstaff historic district.

As I am heavily involved in relighting vintage signs in Kingman the staggering number that remain in Flagstaff really grabbed my attention. The next time your cruising Route 66 in Flagstaff I strongly suggest parking, at the visitor center/train station if possible, and walk four blocks south on San Francisco Street and then four blocks north on the same street.
The wide array of vintage architecture, fascinating shops and galleries, and numerous side walk cafes will reward your efforts. As to Brix’s, I give it a high recommendation.
The prices are are at the upper end of the mid range but the food is superb and dining on the outdoor patio is so relaxing. The restaurant is located in the four hundred block of North San Francisco Street.

Written by jimhinckleysamerica

Jim Hinckley's America is a grand adventure on the back roads and two lane highways. It is an odyssey seasoned with fascinating people, and memory making discoveries. As made evident by the publication of fourteen books on subjects as diverse as diverse as Ghost Towns of the Southwest, The Illustrated History of the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company, Travel Route 66, Backroads of Arizona, and The Route 66 Encyclopedia, I enjoy sharing adventures and helping people plan for their own memory making journeys.

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