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Route 66 Wednesday; Seligman, AZ

East of Grand Canyon Caverns on Old US 66 within northern Yavapai County is the community of Seligman.






Seligman was founded as Chino on the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad in 1882.  The modern name of Seligman was taken in 1886 after a financier of the Atlantic and Pacific.  Seligman can be seen under the name of Chino on the 1882 4th Operating Division Map of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad in 1882.

A&P 4th Operating Division Map

Seligman was on US Route 66 from 1926 and was bypassed by I-40 in 1978 when it opened on a more direct pat to Kingman.  Residents in Seligman were largely behind the push that convinced state official to sign the 160 miles of uninterrupted US 66 west to Topock in 1987.  The community of Seligman is full of vintage US 66 era buildings like; the Road Kill Cafe, Supai Mote, Seligman Sundries, and Delgadillos Snow Cap.







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