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Challenger versus US Route 66

During my move to California in 2016 I didn't have a place immediately in the Fresno Area.  That being the case I shipped by Challenger from Florida to my Brother's house in Phoenix.  A month after I arrived in California I finally settled on a place with a garage and went back to Phoenix to get the Challenger.  Instead of taking some boring slog back to California I took; I-17, AZ 69 and AZ 89 to Ash Fork where I connected with a segment of US 66.  My goal was to head back into California via all the remaining sections of US 66 still open to traffic.  It seemed like a waste not to take such a cool car back home on some Interstate when US 66 was readily available.






In Ash Fork both Park Avenue and Lewis Avenue are signed as both a Business Route of I-40 in addition to Historic US 66.





US 66 westbound in Ash Fork splits onto Lewis Avenue for westbound heading into downtown.




There is a small historic park on Lewis Avenue detailing the history of Ash Fork and the Atlantic & Pa…