Sitgreaves Pass - Kingman, AZ - a mountain pass on Route 66



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Sitgreaves Pass located in Kingman, Arizona can be found along Route 66. Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves is where the pass that goes through the mountain gets its name. The Captain and a group of artists, topographers and naturalists along with fifty infantrymen went through the area during 1851 to explore the rivers.

November 11, 1926 is when Route 66 first became a roadway, at the time some cars lacked the ability to get up the mountain. The result was that a number of cars had to back up the Sitgreaves Pass to the top of the mountain. Today there are some historical buildings or rather remains of historical buildings along this route.

One such building along the Pass is the Summit ice cream store which is now some iron railings. Visitors can go not quite a mile past the pass and find the Shaffer Fish Bowl Spring. There are thirty-five stone steps forming a flight of stairs to a natural spring.

Cars today can make it up the Sitgreaves Pass and it's a trip that you should take if you are ever traveling along Route 66. A trip down historical Route 66's Sitegreaves Pass will take you past a part of the areas living history and is well worth it.

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