SEPTEMBER 27-- The story behind the water tank towers in Kingman, Arizona with their striking Route 66 shields and Welcome to Kingman signs had an article in the Kingman Daily Miner. A photograph accompanied it.
** Used for railroad locomotives and more than 100 years old.
** Once had the sign "1,000 Miles of Shoreline" referring to Mohave County's proximity to the Colorado River.
** Slated to be torn down in 1986 as they were rusty and leaking.
** Kingman resident Betty McBreyer led citizen effort to save them.
** Collected more than 1,000 signatures to preserve them. Taped them into a long roll and unrolled it across the city council's chambers to the mayor's desk.
Sure Glad They Saved Them. Impressive. --RoadDog
University of Maryland Baltimore County
1 day ago