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This is an abandoned RV campground located in the ghost town of Two Guns, Arizona, on a remnant of old Route 66. The story of Two Guns is at once fascinating and tragic, storied and sordid, and is worth a few minutes of your time.
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lucky you to be able to photograph this! we took a trip that direction a couple of weeks ago and expierenced a dust storm so bad that we lost all the time we had budgeted for these old Rt. 66 sites… so wanted to photo this and the place with the two arrows in the ground… (probably called two arrows.. but i forget.. LOL) so now we have to try to get back, yet another time. I love how you got the retro building in the shot and while to bad that ppl must leave their marks like this, it makes for an interesting photograph.
Hi, gail. Thanks for your comment! I took this one last summer, along with several from the original Two Guns site near the gulch a few hundred meters west of this location. I find the site and its back story very compelling. I’m surprised no one has written a novel about it. I was near this area last week, but not quite this far west. I did get a couple of shots of the Chief Yellow Horse Trading Post on the Arizona – New Mexico border, Ft. Courage, and a few of the other 66 era roadside attractions. The site with the arrows is known as Twin Arrows.
WOW………………….very eerie………..SO Route 66……………LOVE it!!
Thank you! Yes, the mood was a little dark and macabre. There is a pretty imaginative chupacabra figure painted down in that pool, along with some devils and imps. A little off-putting, but in retrospect I wish I’d gone down into it and grabbed some detail shots. Maybe Gail will oblige us, if they are still there when she visits.
looks like it would be a skater’s paradise
This place is miles from anywhere but gets quite a few visitors. I had wondered why so many. Maybe the pool is part of the allure. Thanks for your comment!
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