US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Shrine of St. Joseph

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Shrine of St. Joseph

No matter what your religious persuasion or non-persuasion, you will find the Shrine of St. Joseph in the Mountains worth a stop. The shrine is in Yarnell, Arizona, in the mountainous transition zone between the desert and the Colorado Plateau. Look for the small sign...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Rocky the Frog

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Rocky the Frog

On Highway 89 between the towns of Yarnell and Congress there is a frog. Well, it’s not actually on the road. It sits on top of a pile of boulders on the west side of the road. It has been sitting there in all of its green splendor since 1928 when Sara Perkins spotted...
Where Is US Route 89 in Arizona?

Where Is US Route 89 in Arizona?

When you look at a map of Arizona, US 89 is hard to find. In fact, it only exists from Flagstaff to Page and into Utah. So what happened to our border to border highway? A little background—when the federal highway system came into existence in the late 1920s, US...
Discoveries on Highway 89-Wickenburg to Prescott

Discoveries on Highway 89-Wickenburg to Prescott

It has been at least a year since we’ve been through Congress Junction, an old mining town north of Wickenburg. Congress Junction was once the most important town in the center of a rich silver and gold mining boom. Even President Taft has visited there at the opening...