My sister and I spent our first night on the road in Kingman, Arizona, a small but interesting town in the Western part of the state.  Andy Devine grew up there and it was a waypoint on Route 66, mentioned in the song about that lost highway.  The part of 66 that runs through Kingman has been renamed Andy Devine Avenue.

We stayed at the Quality Inn, apparently a place favored by rodeo participants, whose stays are memorialized on the doors to the motel rooms they once occupied.  I stayed in 164, above, though sadly Shayne was long gone.


My sister stayed in Cody Custer’s old room — he was nowhere to be found, either.


We ate at the joint above — the shrimp tacos were excellent, and they had Pacifico on tap.

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6 thoughts on “KINGMAN

  1. Lived in Kingman for seven and a half years. A very transient town, but had some good times there. Rodeos, county fairs, horse racing, bowling, and lots of cerveza.

    • We just stayed two nights there and it felt like a very small town but one with some character.

  2. Clark Gable and Carol Lombard were married in Kingman, and then honeymooned in nearby Oatman, AZ.

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