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Written by Author & Historian, Jim Hinckley

Here We Go!

When first asked to assist in the development of the Promote Kingman initiative, I was intrigued by the concept, especially as it offered a process for creating cooperative partnerships out of feuding factions. The plan to defy traditional norms associated with the...

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It's Time To Get Excited!

Do you need an excuse to get excited about Kingman? Well, you've come to the right place. The Promote Kingman initiative and its family of partners are working to make this a memorable and historic year, a year that transforms Kingman into a dynamic destination. The...

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Name Recognition and Marketing The Brand

Chevrolet was the import that became an American icon. Louis Chevrolet was a Swiss born mechanic and race car driver, and by 1910, was one of the most famous people in America. However, it was the marketing acumen of William Durant, founder of GM, that transformed the...

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NEW PARTNER -Rutherford's Family Diner

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, Rutherford's Family Diner. With years of experience and being a family operated restaurant, we have the ability to provide you with the quality meals you want.     CONTACT INFO: 2011 E Andy Devine Ave Kingman, AZ...

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NEW PARTNER -Tri-State Investigations

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, Tri-State Investigations. TCI is proud to announce a new offering! We have an app that can be overtly or covertly loaded on a cell phone, desktop or laptop that will monitor calls, track MMS & SMS, read emails, track...

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New Partner -Legends of America

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, Legends of America. Legends of America - Traveling through history since 2003, with a special focus on the Old West, Route 66 and travel destinations for the nostalgic and historic minded. Contact us at...

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Ghost of the Past

In nearing the airstrip I could feel the anticipation build. It was an overcast day but still the old control tower cast a long shadow. The tower and the monuments to tragedy nestled underneath stood in mute testimony to when the now quiet airport and the humming...

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Let The Good Times Roll

Even if there are a few more frosty mornings, winter is winding down and spring is just around the corner. That means beautiful flowers will be adding a splash of color to the desert, and visitors from near and far will be exploring our corner of Roue 66 as well as...

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NEW PARTNER -Desert Sky Fitness

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, Desert Sky Fitness. Desert Sky Fitness is the newest gym in Kingman, AZ. We offer High Intensity Interval Training, nutrition coaching, and personal training. The instructors here at DSF are your average, every day gym...

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NEW PARTNER -Mr. Dz's Route 66 Diner

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, Mr. D'z Diner. Inspired by the everyday family cooking that we grew up with, you’ll feel at home while savoring a great meal in our casual and relaxed dining room.  Experience our inventive cuisine, full breakfast served...

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Surprising Discoveries At Every Turn

A travel writer in 1960 described the interstate highway system as a necessary evil. It did alleviate the often deadly problems that resulted from an ever increasing number of vehicles using antiquated highways, such as Route 66, with its narrow bridges, blind curves,...

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NEW PARTNERS -Vagabonds Trinkets & Treasures

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, Vagabonds Trinkets & Treasures.A unique antique/gift shop. Jewelry, vintage collectibles, glassware, handcrafted items, raw honey, incense and much more. New items added regularly. Vagabonds is located at 202 N. 4th...

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NEW PARTNER -Dunton Motors

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, Dunton Motors. Dunton Motors, a family owned business serving Kingman and the Route 66 community since 1946 is one your one stop shop for a transportation car or a classic for cruising in style. Dream Machines is as the...

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NEW PARTNER -Cupcakes by Jan

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, Cupcakes by Jan. Cupcakes by Jan is beautiful and inviting, you will want to stay even if something sweet is not something that interests you (although we are sure we can change that). One of the most sought after cupcakes...

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The Main Street of America

There are certain dates in history that with the luxury of hindsight can be seen as a point in time where the proverbial corner was turned; December 7, 1941 or November 22, 1963, or July 4, 1776 come to mind as examples. One of these dates was November 11, 1926. On...

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A Route 66 community report

As many of you are aware, at least twice a year I provide a simple newsletter that outlines Route 66 related developments, issues that need attention, and pending opportunities for marketing. That report is attached as a PDF file. I will most likely compose the next...

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NEW PARTNER -The Farmhouse

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, The Farmhouse. The farmhouse is full of vintage, unique & wonderful accents for any space, we sell refinished furniture and all the details to create your dream home. Visit them online at...

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NEW PARTNER -Veterans at Sea

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, Veterans at Sea.  Veterans at Sea provides hope to veterans and their loved ones in the forms of holistic education, crisis intervention and respite. We also believe in educating and raising awareness to the public so that...

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NEW PARTNER -Mike Wagner | ReMax

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, Mike Wagner | ReMax Prestige Properties. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION…EVEN IN RETIREMENT! By Mike Wagner OK, so “retirement” is on the horizon. What that means is learning how to live on a fixed income without the big...

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NEW PARTNER -The Grand Event Center

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, The Grand Event Center.We are a full service event center. Our seating capacity is 50 - 300+ hosting a variety of events from weddings, quincineras, conferences and live events. Visit them online at...

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NEW PARTNER -Tan On!

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, Tan On! in Kingman. Come get you the Tan On! 5 lay down beds 1 stand up. Lotion specials. Relaxing, spacious private rooms. First Tan is always free no obligation. Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/pg/TanOnKingman/...

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The Road Ahead

Looking at the road ahead instills a sense of excitement, of eager anticipation. The Route 66 renaissance continues to swell and grow, and this week Promote Kingman welcomed a new partner, the freshly minted Route 66 Association of Australia. Also joining us in our...

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NEW PARTNER – Route 66 Association of Japan

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, Route 66 Association of Japan. Route 66 Association of Japan aims to discover "authentic America" ​​with you all through history and culture, while conveying its charm to all Routes 66 fans. At the same time, Route 66...

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NEW PARTNER – Dutch Route 66 Association

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, Route 66 Association of the Netherlands. Are you looking for information on the route and attractions along the route take a look around, every state where the route comes through has its own page with information. Can not...

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NEW PARTNER – Route 66 Association of Australia

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, Route 66 Association of Australia. The Australian (Oz) Route 66 Association has been formed with the aim of promoting Route 66 - The Mother Road. To create a meeting place for Route 66 roadies from Australia to share their...

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NEW PARTNER – Route 66 Association of Germany

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, Route 66 Association of Germany. We are a private interest organization dedicated to maintaining and rebuilding the historic Route 66 in the US. Although the road has officially disappeared from American road maps since...

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Building A Community One Partnership At A Time

The Promote Kingman initiative has surpassed a rather momentous milestone as the Facebook page reached more than 120,000 people in the last thirty days. That bodes well for the initial partners who took a gamble and entrusted us to provide their businesses and...

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Kingman #2 for Senior Living

No family wants to live in an undesirable neighborhood just to pay a lower price for senior housing and care. To help families find the best neighborhoods for senior living communities for their loved ones, we use FBI Uniform Crime Reporting data to find the safest...

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