Cars well past their prime give old-time ambience to the scene outside the Hackberry General Store in the dot of a place called Hackberry along old U.S. 66 in northwestern Arizona
Much of Route 66, America's best-known historic highway, which was known as "the Mother Road," connecting Chicago, Illinois, and Santa Monica, California, in the heyday of cross-country family travel from the 1930s through the 20s-50s, has been subsumed by the nation's high-speed interstate highways. But a bending portion of the old, two-lane highway that survives in western Arizona still draws curiosity-seekers and nostalgia buffs.
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Gift; Barbara Barrett; 2018; (DLC/PP-2018:112)
Forms part of Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.
Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.