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Actor Andy Devine was raised in Kingman, where he moved from Flagstaff, Arizona at the age of one when his father opened the Beale Hotel there. One of the major streets of Kingman is named Andy Devine Avenue and the city holds annual Andy Devine Days. The street is part of Route 66. More ...
Lewis Kingman - The city of Kingman, Arizona was named for Lewis Kingman, a civil engineer for what was then the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad constructed in the 1880s. Mr. Kingman surveyed a railroad route between New Mexico and California. More ...
Lt. Edward F. Beale - In 1856 Mr. Beale was sent by the government on a mission of assessing the feasibility of the route for a transcontinental railroad. In 1857 Mr. Beale and a team of explorers came to survey a wagon route along the 35th parallel to the Pacific Ocean. More ...
Anson Smith is widely recognized as the “father of the Boulder Dam.” As early as 1890, Smith became interested in the potential of the Colorado River as a source of power and of water for irrigation. Year after year, his newspaper advocated the building of a dam in Boulder Canyon. - More ...
Arthur F. Black is known as the Father of U. S. Route 93 and helped in creating U. S. Route 66 from Old Trails Highway. He also formed the first cab company in Kingman, called Kingman Cab Co. More ...
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