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photoblog image Twin Arrows Trading Post & Diner

Twin Arrows Trading Post & Diner

 

Our road trips are as much about "getting there" as "being there".  On our way to Santa Fe last week we stopped at this old ramshackle trading post - as we'd wanted to many times before.  Built in the 1940's along Route 66, between Winslow and Flagstaff, it was once a welcome stop for weary travelers ready for a cold drink, a good stretch, or a nights rest. When Route 66 was bypassed here by Interstate 40, the place slowly lost more and more business, and finally closed in 1995. 

 

photoblog image 2019 Santa Fe 7 B.jpg

Twin Arrows Trading Post & Diner

 

Our road trips are as much about "getting there" as "being there".  On our way to Santa Fe last week we stopped at this old ramshackle trading post - as we'd wanted to many times before.  Built in the 1940's along Route 66, between Winslow and Flagstaff, it was once a welcome stop for weary travelers ready for a cold drink, a good stretch, or a nights rest. When Route 66 was bypassed here by Interstate 40, the place slowly lost more and more business, and finally closed in 1995. 

 

photoblog image 2019 Santa Fe 7 B.jpg

comments (17)

i am sure it would have once been a welcome spot, Elizabeth. the twin arrows are still well rooted.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I don't know how those arrows stay up! But they were repainted a few years ago!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 22 Jul 2019, 02:01
How cool is that! Also like the arrows : )
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is pretty cool! Thanks, Bonnie!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 22 Jul 2019, 02:33
How unfortunate that the facade had to be vandalized. It still has an intriguing character from the olden days despite being closing for over 20 years. Great photos!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - the whole place is covered in spray paint. Thanks, Steven!
Ce n'est pas très gai comme bâtiment. J'aime bien les flèches ancrées dans le sol.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is quite sad. Thank you!
All in the name of so-called Progress! So glad you finally got to stop, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Riiiiight.... smile Me too, Ginnie! Thank you!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Jul 2019, 06:23
When the place is eventually demolished I hope they keep those arrows. They'd look wonderful out in the middle of nowhere on their own
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh I agree!! smile
A fine place for a mooch round Ellie.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: And we did have a mooch... smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Jul 2019, 07:04
I love those pictures. Those arrows against the blue sky. Too bad that the place had to close. I am kind of surprised. I hear a lot of people go to the USA to ride along Route 66....maybe this is the lesser known part of that route?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Astrid! It is sad... but many places just didn't survive the bypass. Yes - a lot of people do like to follow the original route - but apparently not enough.
Sad really to see a business like this decline because of progress
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Too true.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 22 Jul 2019, 08:09
How we quickly long for things as soon as they are lost.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: True statement.
Well worth the visit. This sort of thing happens in the U.K. when by-passes or similar are built to avoid journeys through villages and towns, one feels for the business owners involved.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It sure was. It's very sad, isn't it.
What a shame to see it run down........love those twin arrrows!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is too bad. The arrows were repainted a few years ago!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Jul 2019, 11:56
That is the way of the bypassing, faster roads. Little places and even whole towns go down in oblivion. Great shots.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Very sad. Thanks, Louis!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Jul 2019, 16:53
Love the arrows!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Aren't they great?! They were repainted a few years ago!
There are many such places in the US
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes there are! Much fun to find!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 23 Jul 2019, 04:46
wow, that one has seen its better days
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: For sure - kinda sad to see.
It certainly has that look of tourist stops and all.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yep - back in it's day!

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