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KINGMAN

“There is a new town [being founded] at or near Beale Springs,” the Alta Arizona newspaper announced in 1882. That town was Kingman, and it was named for Lewis Kingman, a surveyor for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. Before that, Kingman was simply a stop along the Beale Wagon Road, a route from New Mexico to the Colorado River that later became part of Historic Route 66. Today, one of Kingman’s claims to fame is as the childhood home of actor Andy Devine, known for playing cowboy sidekicks. One of the town’s major streets bears Devine’s name, and Kingman also hosts Andy Devine Days, which includes a parade down Beale Street every September. — Noah Austin


 
FOUNDED
1882
  POPULATION
28,000
  AREA
35 square miles
  ELEVATION
3,333 feet
  COUNTY
Mohave
 

Information: www.gokingman.com

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