It was pretty funny learning about the naming of one southwestern city along historic old Route 66 in Arizona. Why? According to several references, Hackberry was named after the matting formed on the bodies of cattle. Although Hackberry is a type of tree, the Arizona town may have been named for what was described as pellets on the long hair of cattle.
|Hackberry ~ Just One Stop Along Historic Route 66, Arizona|
The only real sight in the town these days is the Hackberry General Store. Hackberry General Store is listed in Trip Advisor with excellent to good rating and a variety of interesting reviews. The town was pretty much designated a ghost town when the grocery store and gas station closed down in 1978 after Interstate 40 went active.
On the grounds of the General Store you'll find interesting artifacts from yesteryear as shown below and in the store a wide variety of interesting items and souvenirs. A ride along Old Route 66 from Seligman to Kingman or vise versa gets you there. Hackberry is one of many busy spots along the route from Seligman to Kingman during the annual Spring Route 66 Fun Run.
|Weathered and rusty Ford truck front.|
|A background of antique odds and ends with an old auto.|
|License plates and rusty tin signs.|
|A rustic outhouse, car parts and old signs.|
Visit TheAspenStand Store at Zazzle and find Arizona related Historic Route 66 items including stickers like the oval design above pillows and more.
Where have you traveled along old Route 66?
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