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Hackberry General Store

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Hackberry General Store - Route 66, Arizona

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   Although Route 66 has been bypassed by interstate highways Hotel and Rental Car - Route 66, AZ long ago, some sections of the Mother Road still exist. One of the largest sections of Route 66 remains in Arizona, spanning the distance from Ash Fork to Seligman. Here, tucked between I-40 and the Grand Canyon, this portion of Historic Route 66 still attracts travelers looking for nostalgic scenes of last century, and a way to escape the fast pace of interstate traffic. A string of small towns dot the highway as it passes by the Aubrey Cliffs, Grand Canyon Caverns, the southern tip of the Hualapai Indian Reservation and Grand Wash Cliffs.
   Hackberry is one of those colorful stops on Arizona’s Route 66, with this roadside attention John Osterman Gas Station - Peach Springs, AZ getter first appearing as an old gas station. The Hackberry General Store Museum is right out of the mid 20th Century, with an eclectic collection of Route 66 goodies. The town of Hackberry dates back to 1874 when rich veins of gold and silver ore were discovered. Growing up by a mine spring, the hackberry tree gave the town its name. Today’s Hackberry General Store welcomes all Mohave County travelers, whether they’re looking through the vintage diner or the treasure trove of Rt. 66 memorabilia. Antique auto fans will delight in the collection of vintage cars and trucks that are spread around the museum.

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