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.

10 thoughts on “Standing on a Corner in Winslow Arizona…

    1. 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 ;)

  1. 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!

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