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Old 11-11-2014, 11:51 PM
 
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Stood on the corner for the first time this past weekend despite making pit stops in Winslow many times. The prison off Rte 87 just south of town definitely seems to be a big source of employment for the locals. Unlike most Arizona towns, I found quite a high number of blacks in Winslow in proportion to other towns in the state. Actually, I must say it is about as diverse of a mixture of races as any smaller AZ town I have spent time in. For the first time this past saturday, there was no wind in Winslow out of all the times I visited. 70, sunny and no wind. I was at Dominque's at Standin' on the corner and bought some souvenirs and the staff was pretty cool. The one cashier was from Heber and we were discussing the contrasts between Heber and Winslow. One thing is for T mobile customers as myself, Winslow is a DEAD ZONE. I got no cell reception whatsoever. Same with Chino Valley. Nothing in Chino and fine in Paulden. I found as soon as I got west of Winslow towards Meteor Crater my reception came back. Go figure.In closing, it is economically struggling but if you are a desert rat, not a bad spot as a lodging point when viewing the many sites northeastern AZ has to offer.
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Old 11-15-2014, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Pikes Peak Region
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I have always liked Winslow. It's not for everyone (or many people, for that matter) but it has a charm of it's own. Same with Holbrook. Like you said, if you like the desert (high desert) it's a subtlety beautiful place. If you need an exciting place to be, well, move along.
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Old 11-16-2014, 11:49 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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Updated thoughts on Winslow Arizona
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The Eagles' Jackson Browne supposedly began writing the song, Take it Easy, not actually in Winslow, AZ... but on the corner of Route 66 and Switzer Canyon Rd - in Flagstaff, AZ! Uh... this is what the owner of the Route 66 Dog Haus declared to me one day a few years ago, when I drove up to pick up my order at their drive-up window! Hmmm...
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Old 11-16-2014, 02:24 PM
 
Location: East Bay
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My thoughts?

The Eagles' Jackson Browne supposedly began writing the song, Take it Easy, not actually in Winslow, AZ... but on the corner of Route 66 and Switzer Canyon Rd - in Flagstaff, AZ! Uh... this is what the owner of the Route 66 Dog Haus declared to me one day a few years ago, when I drove up to pick up my order at their drive-up window! Hmmm...
Flagstaff would be a more likely spot for a girl in a Ford to slow down and "take a look at me".
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Old 11-16-2014, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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In it's hayday with the Harvey Gals it was quite the RR town.

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