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Author Archive | Holly J Wagner

Winslow Restaurant Gaining More Acclaim

It’s not just the staff that’s bustling at The Turquoise Room at La Posada Hotel. There’s plenty going on behind the scenes that will, down the line, yield more of the delicious treats that diners have come to expect there. For starters, the staff is moving its office to a new area of the restaurant; […]

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Valentine Diners – A Slice of History

Nothing captures the romance of Old Route 66’s heyday like its roadside stops – tiny trading posts and hole-in-the-wall diners that fed travelers as they crossed the country from Chicago to Los Angeles – and nothing embodies that romance more than a Valentine Diner. The tiny prefab diners that sprang up across the West sporting […]

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Winslow’s Evolving Art Scene

Route 66 travelers have long admired the kitschy murals scattered around Winslow, but few know about the developing fine arts scene simmering underneath. The owners of La Posada hotel, known for its painstaking restoration and co-owner Tina Mion’s huge, avant garde canvases inside, are working on renovations that will eventually turn the old train depot […]

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Winslow’s Route 66 Plaza Moving Forward

Plans for a showplace park in Winslow celebrating the history and car culture of Old Route 66 are a step closer to reality, but the city still has miles to go before the tourist destination becomes a reality. Visitors from all over the world already flock to tiny Standin’ On the Corner Park to stand […]

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New Prison Could Benefit Regional Economy

A renewed proposal to add a 1,000-bed private prison adjacent to the existing state prison facility in Winslow is getting community support at a time when residents of some other cities are coming out against similar proposals. While some people oppose building on the city’s prison economy, many more in the jobs-starved community say that […]

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Market Enduring for Traditional Rugs

The RB Burnham Trading Post exists in two worlds. There’s its home in Sanders on the Navajo reservation. Then there’s the outside world, the one that passes through in a trickle of tourists, the one that five generations of Burnhams have greeted, and more recently, traveled out to meet. The trading post started in Dinnebito, […]

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