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Old 04-22-2012, 11:20 PM   #1
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Santa Claus, Arizona

The adventures of Tom continue....

Santa Claus is an Arizona Ghost Town located on mile marker 57 on US 93 in Mohove County. The town was formed in 1937 with the primary industry being Christmas themed everything (kinda like Frankmuth Michigan without the fried chicken). Amazingly this whole thing lasted business wise until 1995 when the last shop shut down. In 2004 the town was abandoned and has largely disappeared except for a couple of old building in bad shape. Apparently you can still buy the land for about $52,000 dollars.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:40 PM   #2
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:20 AM   #4
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The town was formed in 1937 with the primary industry being Christmas themed everything (kinda like Frankmuth Michigan without the fried chicken).
How do you know about Frankenmuth???? We have seen a lot of the same places.

Every time I go back to Michigan we hit up Zehnder's and Bronners.... Loooong running tradition for us!
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:38 AM   #5
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How do you know about Frankenmuth???? We have seen a lot of the same places.

Every time I go back to Michigan we hit up Zehnder's and Bronners.... Loooong running tradition for us!
I'm from Detroit originally, we used to hit Bronners for the Christmas decorations.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:39 AM   #6
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Plenty of parking and US93 can be the drag strip. Hotels aren't far away in Laughlin and Kingman too.
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It can be yours Joe, it even snows occasionally.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:23 AM   #8
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Your next stop needs to be Christmas, AZ!
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Sux that the hoodlums had to go in there and graffiti it all up. :(
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:36 PM   #10
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It can be yours Joe, it even snows occasionally.
how much is it ,
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Your next stop needs to be Christmas, AZ!
Never seen one on any of the state maps. I read it was somewhere on the edge of San Carlos around Globe?

http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/az/christmas.html
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how much is it ,
About the price of a ZL1
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Sux that the hoodlums had to go in there and graffiti it all up. :(
Probably people liquored up coming home from Vegas.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:10 AM   #14
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Never seen one on any of the state maps. I read it was somewhere on the edge of San Carlos around Globe?

http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/az/christmas.html

Yeah, it is around Globe. I have driven through it once and literally even if you don't blink, you'll probably miss it. I drove by it once when we took the extremely long way down to Northern Nogales (Tucson).
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Yeah, it is around Globe. I have driven through it once and literally even if you don't blink, you'll probably miss it. I drove by it once when we took the extremely long way down to Northern Nogales (Tucson).
Interesting, I might have to try to find it the next time I'm around Globe. Its one of the many ghost towns not on Googlemaps.
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Here is the Google Maps link for it. It is north of the 177/77 interchange area. Looks about 30 miles or so north of Winkelman on 77.

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=33.06...33,-110.740278
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How do you know about Frankenmuth???? We have seen a lot of the same places.

Every time I go back to Michigan we hit up Zehnder's and Bronners.... Loooong running tradition for us!
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I'm from Detroit originally, we used to hit Bronners for the Christmas decorations.
Ah, Frankenmuth... *girlsigh* I hate Bronner's though, I get LOST in there every time I go and I mean to stay 20 minutes and end up there for two hours...
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i didn't know Santa was here.

and judging from that town he isn't.

I saw Bronner's on the Travel Channel!
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i didn't know Santa was here.

and judging from that town he isn't.

I saw Bronner's on the Travel Channel!

He is either still there and has some really pissed off elves or he took off when he realized he was in the middle of nowhere and the only place he could get a steak was at the Dambar in Kingman.
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He is either still there and has some really pissed off elves or he took off when he realized he was in the middle of nowhere and the only place he could get a steak was at the Dambar in Kingman.
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i didn't know Santa was here.

and judging from that town he isn't.

I saw Bronner's on the Travel Channel!

Santa moved his base of operations to the Aquarius in Laughlin, he thought Kingman was too ghetto for the elves.
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Ah, Frankenmuth... *girlsigh* I hate Bronner's though, I get LOST in there every time I go and I mean to stay 20 minutes and end up there for two hours...
Its the Candy Cane abyss, just like a black hole you enter but never leave.
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