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THE TOWN of Seligman is a phenomenon in the middle of the Arizona desert. The town lies along a stretch of historic Route 66 that offers refreshment for those on a long journey. The region was once home to the Havasupi Indians until pioneer settlers arrived on the scene. The settlement became known as Prescott Junction for the early railroad and later renamed Seligman after a popular financier of the era. Eventually the town became a popular rest stop on the original Route 66. 

Seligman experienced its initial heyday after World War II when Americans hit the road and made the Southwest a popular tourist destination. And today it remains an interesting distraction from the monotonous route across the desert due to the enthusiasm of its community.

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The town has preserved its early 20th century commercial buildings along Route 66 as a popular tourist destination. Historic buildings include the include a General Merchandise Store and Post Office from 1903, a Pioneer Hall and Theatre and the Seligman Garage from 1905, and the Seligman Pool Hall from 1923.

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In 1987 Seligman became known as the “Birthplace of Historic Route 66” due to the efforts of Its residents who convinced Arizona to dedicate Route 66 as a historic highway. You can't help but enjoy the freshly painted buildings, historic artifacts, and souvenir shops maintained to distract from the miles of desert dust that's accumulated on your car.

Miles 5435, Week 61, Weather 39°F☀️

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AuthorRich Monroe