Standing on a Corner in Winslow Arizona…

Standing on a Corner in Winslow Arizona…

Last Christmas Ivan and I drove from Michigan to Arizona. We spent about 3 weeks with his family, and we needed to bring our dog along with us, so flying wasn’t an option.  On the way back home, I insisted that we make a pit stop in Winslow.

Winslow is a rather small town, but apparently until the 1960’s Winslow was the largest town in Northern Arizona. At any rate, it’s been immortalized by the words from the Eagle’s song, “Take it Easy”. 3

It goes like this…

“Well, I’m a standing on a corner
in Winslow, Arizona
and such a fine sight to see
It’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed
Ford slowin’ down to take a look at me”

The good people of Winslow know how to capitalize on this and they’ve built a shrine to the song. They’ve even got the flat bed ford there for photo ops.

I’ve also heard that there is an annual “Standin’ on the Corner Festival” at the “Standin’ on the Corner Park” featuring classic rock bands as well as an Eagles tribute band. Who’d have thought. Got to love Roadside America.

  • I love small towns, and that outdoor art is too cool. I’ve never had a chance to go to Arizona.

    • I’ve been there a few times because my boyfriend is from there. It’s gorgeous. It’s just so different from Michigan. They’re beautiful in different ways, you know? He’s in the Phoenix Valley, and its crazy. It’s just flat, flat, flat for so long, but then there are these gorgeous mountains all around the valley. I highly recommend checking it out ;)

  • That’s so cool that y’all stopped a town that was immortalized in a song like that! I bet that they get a lot of people that stop by, so good for them on capitalizing on it!

    • oh I’m sure. And yeah, I’m all about road side american attractions. They crazier the better :)

  • I have a southwest road trip mapped out for a future vacation and Winslow, Arizona is on it…just for the photo op. LOL

    love this!

  • That would be interesting to see. I love little quirky pieces of Americana like this. I was near Winslow, AZ about 15 years ago, but was unable to stop. Maybe one day I’ll get back in the area and have time to stop and stand on that iconic corner.

    Have a good one!
    Ericka A Quiet Girl’s Musings…

  • I saw the title of this post and could not remember why I knew the town of Winslow, AZ. haha I’m glad you reminded us! This looks like a cute place. Road-trips with little stops like this are so fun!

    • Aren’t they? I always want to stop at the cute little attractions. They are one of the best parts of a road trip :)