…that the famous stretch of road, otherwise known as Miracle Mile, was actually coined by Arizona Highways Magazine? Yep, as the highways improved, so did the economy in the area. The result? More motels, gas stations and restaurants…. it’s a miracle!
Classic Arizona. We LOVE it!
>>Flickr pic by Pete Zarria (Off Zee Road)
Our January 2010 cover:
Admittedly, I don’t get out to Eastern Arizona much. That changed today, when I trekked with my little family to the Black Hills Back Country Byway, outside of Safford. The scenic drive runs 21 miles through some spectacular scenery. You can read more about it in the March 2010 issue of the magazine, but in the meantime, here’s a shot from the road.
Among the other Eastern Arizona towns we visited were Globe, Miami, Superior, Thatcher, Pima and Geronimo — old mining towns that are rich with history and ripe with interesting characters. It was a wonderful trip, and I’m excited to make a return visit sooner than later.
Kelly Kramer, Associate Editor