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  •  80! People think Rte 66 is the mother road, (5+ / 0-)

    But really, it's the old US 80.  First coast to coast route, following the first mail route ( San Antonio to San Diego, the Jackass Mail).  Part of it is now designated Az 80  (and Nm 80), and goes right theough Bisbee.  Off of 10, at either end.

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    by Bisbonian on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 08:04:36 AM PDT

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    •  One of my favorite pieces of highway (4+ / 0-)

      is 80 between Douglas and the NM state line.

      "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge without hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

      by matching mole on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 08:19:18 AM PDT

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      •  Silver Creek...yeah, that's pretty. (4+ / 0-)

        As you come out into the Peloncillo valley, there is a meteor crater off to the east, south of Apache.  Not as spectacular as the one up north...hardly anyone knows it is there.

        "We refuse to fight in a war started by men who refused to fight in a war." -freewayblogger

        by Bisbonian on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 08:26:17 AM PDT

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        •  I didn't know that (3+ / 0-)
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          Aunt Pat, Bisbonian, flowerfarmer

          I remember heading off to the east of the highway once a long time ago - trying to get to the canyon (forget its name) where Geronimo actually surrendered.  Gave up because I didn't have a high enough clearance vehicle.

          My favorite memory is coming across pronghorn just east of the highway in really nice grassland.

          "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge without hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

          by matching mole on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 08:56:05 AM PDT

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          •  Went out there in an old pickup, (3+ / 0-)

            Skeleton Canyon ( named for an abush on the Clanton Family).  My mother and her husband went along, and we found THE rock in the famous picture by C.S. Fly, and  tried to replicate it as much as possible.

            I don't have a vehicle that would get there, now.  I have an extended oilpan on my bus, for cooling...if I took though off, I could get enough clearance.  But I might overheat :)

            "We refuse to fight in a war started by men who refused to fight in a war." -freewayblogger

            by Bisbonian on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 09:48:31 AM PDT

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