• Karen Baney

Historic Railroad Bridge in Prescott, AZ

Updated: Jun 10

My husband, Jim, and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary with a three-day trip to my favorite Arizona town: Prescott. We stayed at the new Hilton Garden Inn near downtown. I love what this hotel did to preserve the history of the property. They incorporated this historic bridge as part of their hotel. Inside they hotel, they showcased photos from Sam Hill's Hardware Store in the early 1900's and a number of other railroad themed art.

This railroad bridge is from the Santa Fe, Prescott, & Phoenix Railway which incorporated on May 27, 1891. The first part of northern section of the line went from Ash Fork, AZ (along modern day I-40) down to Prescott, Arizona. The first train to leave of Prescott was on April 24, 1893 to Ash Fork.

The history of this railroad plays an important role in my upcoming Colter Sons Series, scheduled to release 8/2022 - 03/2023.

The photo of me and my hubby was taken on our anniversary at Papa's Italian Restaurant in downtown Prescott.

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