One of the original U.S. Highways, Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926, stretching 2,448 miles. Route 66 served as a major path for those who migrated west.
A favorite stopping place on Route 66 in Arizona is the town of Seligman.
Its earlier roots was as a railroad town. Originally Seligman was called “Prescott Junction” because it was the railroad stop on the Santa Fe Railroad mainline junction with the Prescott and Arizona Central Railway Company.
In 1886 it was renamed Seligman, after Jesse Seligman, one of the founders of J.W. Seligman Co. of New York, who helped finance the railroad lines in the area.
In 1987 Seligman became known as the “Birthplace of Historic Route 66”.
Today, Seligman is home to numerous restaurants, small motels and gift shops. One of our favorites is the Rusty Bolt! It is truly a step back in time!
The Rusty Bolt
From the funky exterior with its showroom dummies, to the inside where you will find souvenirs, signs, and Route 66 memorabilia ... this is "don't miss" attraction in Seligman!
It's loaded with biker gear, antiques, mannequins, Americana, and is perfect photo op for your road trip along Route 66 in Arizona. A favorite for Route 66 travelers from the U.S. and many other countries, the shop is located at 22345 W Old Highway in Seligman.
Read more at www.RustyBolt 66.com ... Phone 928.422.0106
|The Rusty Bolt and friends ... in Seligman, Arizona on Historic Route 66
|Elvis and friend enjoying a fun day at the Rusty Bolt on Historic Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona
|Waiting at The Rusty Bolt Gift Shop
|Blondie on a break at The Rusty Bolt
|Sitting on the Edsel ... outside the Rusty Bolt in Seligman
Arizona Route 66 Passport
The Arizona Route 66 Passport is your guide into the heart of America. Cruise along the Mother Road, collecting stamps at locations along the way. Each passport comes with a free Traveler's Guide.
It is published by the The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, a non-profit organization, dedicated to the preservation, protection, and promotion of both the surface, and the memories along Arizona’s portion of Route 66. Proceeds from the sale of Passports benefit this cooperative marketing initiative.
Purchase an Arizona Route 66 Passport online or pick one up at one of the locations where stamps are given.