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The Twisted Story of Mohave County

Five county seats in less than twenty years. Political intrigue. Conspiracy theories about voter fraud and stolen elections. A courthouse turned hotel on Route 66. A century old courthouse with unique WWI memorial. This is the story of Mohave County, Arizona The story...

Telling People Where To Go

It has been a most interesting week, and it is only Thursday. Last night I attended the Route 66 Association of Kingman meet & greet at the Liquid Coffee Shop and Bistro, a new business in the historic Kingman, Arizona business district. I had written the...

Route 66 Festivals

There is an old adage about not missing something until it is gone. This aptly sums up the economic impact of Route 66 related tourism. Many communities along the highway corridor either took it for granted, or were not aware of its scope, until the COVID 19 pandemic...

Road Trips R Us

For no discernable reason an encounter with a toothless old man that sported a tobacco stained white beard and a very odd conversation pop into my head on occasion. The incident took place years ago. I was somewhere in the middle of vast cornfields in the back country...

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The Future of Tourism

The Future of Tourism

Well, this weekend the Miles of Possibility Conference added a few pieces to the puzzle. The future of tourism on and off Route 66 in the next 18 months or so is becoming clearer. And as I suspected, the news is a mixed blend of worrisome issues and hints of optimism....

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Where The Line Blurs

For the Hualapai people it is a somber place, a place associated with tragedy. But it is also an historic location linked to America's evolution as a nation. To see the entire picture with clarity you must assemble each piece of the puzzle in the box. If you only use...

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Route 66, Donkey Carts & Wood Fired Pizza

After more than a dozen years of dancing in and out of the spotlight I still find the attention rather disconcerting at times. In my minds eye I am just Jim Hinckley, a fellow from the backcountry of Arizona that reflects some years of hard mileage in my face and the...

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The Quest

The Quest

St. John’s Methodist church is the oldest congregation in Kingman, Arizona. Their first church at the corner of Spring and Fifth streets was completed in spring 1889, and the first service was held on May 8th of that year. The church served the growing congregation...

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Murder, Chaos & Good Times

Murder, Chaos & Good Times

Murder, chaos and good times. That may seem an odd title but I can assure you that for me this is situation normal. Let me explain. Back in 2019 B.C. (before COVID) my latest book, Murder & Mayhem on The Main Street of America: Tales From Bloody 66 was published...

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Somber Reflection

Somber Reflection

We have a somber anniversary fast approaching - 9/11. The 20th anniversary milestone of that horrendous event linked with the increasingly chaotic and tragic situation in Afghanistan has led to a great deal of reflection on the national tragedies that I have...

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