Uphill All The Way

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An afternoon’s outing to the nearby small towns of Warren and Lowell provided a lovely park to enjoy our picnic lunch (Warren), with a stop in Lowell, where there seems to be a plethora of vintage vehicles and aged-in-place buildings.

The building on the right above housed the local Greyhound Bus Station and a mechanic’s garage (out of the picture), plus the gas pumps and interior of the gas station building.  You can get your “flats fixed”, “full service”, or  “valve jobs”, as well as a full tank of gas – all right there on Main Street.

The building on the left may have been some sort of grocery store, the then-equivalent of the popular gas station and convenience store combination that we have now.

And, yes, that IS the angle of the street.  It is on the outskirts of Bisbee, a town well known for its ups and downs.

There is never a shortage of things to photograph in Bisbee, but the side trip to these historic districts was very enjoyable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisbee,_Arizona

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About judilyn

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15 Responses to Uphill All The Way

  1. Clanmother says:

    I love this perspective! Brilliant colours and the vehicles really add to the underlying story!

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  2. Shirley NOrdenberg says:

    You always find such interesting places to get away for a day or an afternoon!!! We do live where you there is much to see, don’t we?? Thanks for finding them for us !

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  3. Sherry says:

    Wonderful photograph. It could have been taken in the 40’s. Well maybe not with kodachrome. Had it been invented yet?

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  4. Been to Bisbee a couple times but never heard of Warren and Lowell. Nice find!

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    • judilyn says:

      I can’t really take any credit. Cochise Shutterbugs (Facebook group) has fabulous finds like this all over the county. Feel free to join us. The scenery isn’t the same as what you are accustomed to in your travels, but there is a lot of interesting “stuff” ’round these here parts!

      The public park in Warren was straight out of the 50’s with families enjoying the grounds and neighbors watering their gardens. I had a lovely chat with said waterer – very interesting. Lots of lovely houses.

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  5. No need for a treadmill in this town, that’s for sure! 🙂

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  6. taphian says:

    this looks really good with the old houses and cars like from a fifties film. Wouldn’t wonder if James Dean came out of the house, hehe. Have a nice day, Judie, virtual hugs Mitza

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    • judilyn says:

      I don’t know if James Dean was ever in this part of the country, but we did see the place in California where he was killed in his car. So young! We don’t usually eat out, but this particular day was very hot, and our RV had no air conditioner, so we went into a little roadside café for some relief from the heat. There were posters all over the place telling that the spot was just down the road a couple of miles, and that was the direction we were heading, so we passed by the very spot.

      Here is the URL to a one-minute video showing the road as it is today. It was a very small road at the time (1955), and you can see it in the video.

      Totally useless information that sticks around in my head . . . we had tuna fish salad sandwiches and iced tea, with refills on the tea to go! It was soooooo hot to us because we were accustomed to the cooler climate in the San Francisco Bay area.

      Thanks for the memories, Mitza! ;->

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