Jim Hinckley’s Blog

Take The Bull By The Horns

Route 66 continues to provide communities along that highway corrdior with unique opportunies for economic development and historic distric revitalization. These opportunities will be magnified as we draw closer to the Route 66 centennial in 2026. This is in stark...

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The Dark Side

The Dark Side

Daniel and Ann Bonelli were true pioneers on the western frontier. They overcame adversity, built an empire, and made an array of contributions to transforming northwestern Arizona. They are credited with founding the town of Rioville, Nevada Territory, a town now...

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Bob Waldmire, The Green Book & A Mystery or Two

Bob Waldmire, The Green Book & A Mystery or Two

The mural by the iconic artist Bob Waldmire, a pioneer in the Route 66 renaissance movement, on the side of the old Tavern at TNT Auto Center is one of Kingman's treasures. Given the popularity of Waldmire's work the lack of official promotion for this gem has long...

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Windows On The Past

Windows On The Past

Historic photos are fractions of time frozen forever. They are windows on the past. And they are puzzle pieces that when put with together with newspaper articles from that period, old letters, diaries and similar materials bring the picture into focus. As an example...

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