My intent was to post these in the morning but thought it might be nice to share them today. This first photo is of a Route 66 icon. Care to guess which one?
This is Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner in Kingman, Arizona. My best guess as to date would bee somewhere between 1940 and 1946 or 1947. This is based on the car, a 1940 Plymouth, and the house in the background.
That house was torn down in late 1946 to make way for the Dunton dealership. That building is now Dream Machines.
The second photo is of the Old Trails Garage which is just west of the Brunswick Hotel. The garage still stands and plans are rapidly moving along for its restoration.
Before becoming a center for the repair of GM manufactured products this was the Packard garage. The restoration plans call for recreating that period as the center piece will be the restored neon Packard sales and service sign that hung over the garage door.
This photo is from the collection of the Mohave Museum of History & Arts. The Kimo photo is from the Dunton family collection.

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