The 66 Kid by Bob Boze Bell

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But the roads were Halloween contest at the firehouse. They used directions icy beyond Armstrong and no one could make it up in a magazine to make giant papier-mâché heads of Mickey a steep hill, so he turned around. We went back into and Minnie Mouse for us to wear. I spent the entire evening Armstrong, which didn’t have a hospital or a doctor, inside the giant Mickey head in a kind of Boo Radley daze. ” game and then were paraded around the firehouse. We were a big hit with the crowds, but we didn’t win.

JOHN GILCHRIESE, HISTORIAN AND COLLECTOR a door. Funny what we remember. Nothing about Tombstone, but Obregon Street stuck in my mind. indd 39 Text Job:07733 Title: 215890-The 66 Kid (MBI) Page: 39 5/28/14 1:17 PM “Lena, I’m having one more beer with Sven. ” —OLD SWEDISH JOKE SWEA CITY SOJOURN Ever restless, my dad decided Kingman wasn’t working out. People often ask me if So in 1950 we once again pulled up stakes and headed back I have always drawn. to Iowa on Route 66. He leased a Phillips 66 gas station in The answer is no.

He also worked at a Union center of mammoth Mohave County. As the county seat—it station at Fifth and Front Street. allegedly stole that honor from nearby Mineral Park by carting off the files in the middle of the night—Kingman prospered as a railhead center and now was seeing increased business from the new and improving Route 66. We lived south of the railroad tracks in a small, one-room rental house, next door to the Holmes on the east and the Coffmans on the west. When my parents were working, Mrs.

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