Historic Route 66 - Copper Cart - Seligman, Arizona, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 19.597 W 112° 52.540
12S E 329515 N 3910878
Quick Description: The Copper Cart neon sign is a 30s era representation of the Copper Ore Cart, typical of the carts used in the local Arizona copper mines. The Copper Cart Restaurant and Neon Sign scream Americana.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 7/7/2014 1:18:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMM2B2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 5

Long Description:
There is very little information available on the internet regarding The Copper Cart. I know it has gone through a few closed periods of several years. As far as I know it was last re-opened in 2008. The restaurant is now open for business on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The Iconic Neon Sign seems to have weathered the years, and still welcomes travellers on Route 66.

"Seligman is still home to more than a few Route 66 landmarks, including the Copper Cart restaurant, which has been around for decades. And yes, the neon still lights up here too." Text Source: (visit link)

"The Copper Cart is one of the long standing Seligman establishments, its namesake honoring an ore cart from Arizona’s iconic copper mines. It has the same Googie-Populuxe style neon sign that it has had for many years. The Wild West typeface and the copper cart and Mexican food, combined with 1950’s rocket age Googie styling is the quintessential statement of Arizona Route 66 spirit." Text Source: (visit link)

From The Road Wanderer:
"Seligman, Arizona is a Route 66 town all the way. This delightful town retains all the flavor of the old road. A trip down Route 66 in Seligman is a trip back in time to the days when Route 66 was the Main Street of America. Founded in 1895 after the completion of the "Peavine" Railroad (see Ash Fork) the railroad camp known as Prescott Junction officially became Seligman and was an important railroad stop along the line. Seligman embraced Route 66 wholeheartedly upon its arrival in the late 1920’s. The railroad and tourist traffic from Route 66 became Seligman's main source of economic security. In the late 1970's Seligman was bypassed by the Interstate and the Santa Fe Railroad ceased its operations in the town in 1985. Many old towns with similar histories would have faded away once they were bypassed, but not Seligman." Text source: (visit link)

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Address of Icon:
Historic Route 66
Seligman, AZ, USA.
Program: America's Byways

Website: [Web Link]

Official Name: Historic route 66.

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