Tuesday, November 3, 2015

News from Along Route 66: September 2015: Story Behind the Kingman Water Tanks

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

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