Ash Fork


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Ash Fork started when the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, later known as the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, pushed through in October 1882. Established initially as only a railroad siding, it was named by F.W. Smith, General Superintendent of the railroad, for the many ash trees growing on the townsite. (source:

This historic community features the Ash Fork Route 66 Museum, located at 901 W. Old Route 66, which displays not only Route 66 memorabilia but more exhibits and information on area history. There are also several photo opportunities at Desoto’s Beauty Barber and Gift Shop, located at 314 West Lewis Avenue, the Oasis Lounge at 424 Park Avenue, and the Ranch House Cafe at  111 W Park Avenue. This small town is called home to about 450 people today. (source:

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***Links provided on this site to Chambers Of Commerce, Route 66 Historical Associations, Visitor Centers, Points Of Interests, etc are provided for your reference and convenience only. They are not affiliated with this site in any way, unless otherwise noted. This site is independently owned, operated and funded as a community service by Rob Borden, the Saddle Sore Ranch, and thru any donations we receive. Donations can be made via PayPal to or via Venmo to @SaddleSoreRanch

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