From Anasazi cities built within towering canyon walls, to first settler villages, legendary towns like Bisbee and Tombstone, Spanish colonial outposts like Tubac, this book takes the traveller through sweeping natural wonders and historic sites of the Wild West. Follow Billy the Kid from Bonita, Arizona, where he killed his first man, to his haunts in Lincoln and White Oak, New Mexico; or follow Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett, Jeff Milton on their travels across the Wild West; Cruise Route 66, and follow the legendary 1914 epic race between Barney Oldfield and Louis Chevrolet through the mining towns of Oatman and Hackelberry (and visit the Hackelberry General Store); discover John Wayne's secret hideaway hotel suite at Copper Queen Hotel, in the time-capsule of Bisbee. Or take the road less travelled to discover the lost cities of the ancestors of the Hopi and Navajo, then drink beer with real cowboys in the 1871 saloon at Crown King, and camp out amongst the ruins at Cerbat and Mineral Park, saddle up for a trail ride at castle Dome, watch a frontier era gunfight on the dusty streets of Chloride, look for gold in Vulture City, or take a gold mine tour in Gold Road, under Route 66.
From adults to children, weekenders to historical enthusiasts, there is something for everyone is this exuberant travel guide!
Jim Hinckley is the author of Backroads of Route 66, backroads of Arizona, and Route 66:American Road. He lives in Arizona.