Whiting Brothers Gas Station in Bellemont, AZ

Whiting Brothers in Bellemont
What a haunting and evocative location this was in 1983 (yes, was ... for it exists only on film and in memories now). Running east from Bellemont, AZ, a slender sliver of cracked concrete ran between the railroad and the freeway, right past this former station and motel (witness the semi truck speeding by on I-40 in the distance). This remnant of the route continued on, to end just past the old Pine Breeze Inn, a relic featured in the opening segment of the movie Easy Rider. The Pine Breeze Inn building remains but much of the quiet charm of this segment has been lost, as was this station, to modern construction.