Ghost of the Past

Ghost of the Past

In nearing the airstrip I could feel the anticipation build. It was an overcast day but still the old control tower cast a long shadow. The tower and the monuments to tragedy nestled underneath stood in mute testimony to when the now quiet airport and the humming...
Let The Good Times Roll

Let The Good Times Roll

Even if there are a few more frosty mornings, winter is winding down and spring is just around the corner. That means beautiful flowers will be adding a splash of color to the desert, and visitors from near and far will be exploring our corner of Roue 66 as well as...
The Main Street of America

The Main Street of America

There are certain dates in history that with the luxury of hindsight can be seen as a point in time where the proverbial corner was turned; December 7, 1941 or November 22, 1963, or July 4, 1776 come to mind as examples. One of these dates was November 11, 1926. On...
A Route 66 community report

A Route 66 community report

As many of you are aware, at least twice a year I provide a simple newsletter that outlines Route 66 related developments, issues that need attention, and pending opportunities for marketing. That report is attached as a PDF file. I will most likely compose the next...
The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead

Looking at the road ahead instills a sense of excitement, of eager anticipation. The Route 66 renaissance continues to swell and grow, and this week Promote Kingman welcomed a new partner, the freshly minted Route 66 Association of Australia. Also joining us in our...
In Search of …

In Search of …

By Jim Hinckley As the home of Giganticus Headicus created by sculpture Gregg Arnold, the old Lake Mead Rancheros complex east of Kingman has become quite famous, especially in the international community of Route 66 enthusiasts. Recently John McEnulty, owner and...
Adios 2016, hello 2017 –

Adios 2016, hello 2017 –

by Jim Hinckley To paraphrase a classic work of literature, for my dearest friend and I, 2016 was the best of times and the worst of times. It was also a time of exciting development in Kingman that has me looking toward 2017 with eager anticipation. The year kicked...
Destination Kingman

Destination Kingman

by Jim Hinckley In 1776, the expedition of Father Garces camped at a desert oasis that we now call Beale Springs. Following in his sandal prints over the course of the next century were a legion of surveyors, soldiers, fortune seekers, and pioneers. One of these was...
In Search of …

In Search of …

by Jim Hinckley Historical research is never boring. However, more often than not, in the process of finding the answer to the question you often end up with even more questions that beg for answers. The latest manifestation of the Route 66 Association of Kingman (a...
The Road Ahead -Report

The Road Ahead -Report

REPORT ON KINGMAN AREA PROMOTION DERIVED FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE MILES OF POSSIBILITIES CONFERENCE 10/31/2016 Pending promotional opportunities Sponsored by: MyMarketing Designs Promote Kingman Grand Canyon Caverns Hualapai Tribe/Grand Canyon West Kari Jo Hill Route...
The Kingman Renaissance

The Kingman Renaissance

By Jim Hinckley In January of 2016, the Route 66 Association of Kingman, Inc. took a decisive step toward becoming the leader in historic district and Route 66 corridor revitalization with a fund raising dinner and program that served as the kick off for their...