Thursday, June 11, 2009

The other Arizona Nickersons

While I was in Arizona I drove out to the other known Nickerson Farms. It was in Aztec on I-8 toward Yuma. When I got there I was surprised to find it was gone. Not burned, just gone. I looked all around for any residue, but found nothing. The gas tank was still in the ground, but otherwise nothing. This was a ghost town, there was not a single building standing at this exit.

There are two others on the list which were scheduled to open; Dragoon and Quartzsite. I went to both locations and did not find any indication of a building there. Quartzsite did have a Stucky's residue, but if a NF ever existed there I could find no indication.

The picture above is the gas pump islands and drive. The steel supports had been cut off with a torch. I guess someone wanted the steel.

Here is the front door looking down the building toward the kitchen at the rear. I could follow the nail holes where the wall was attached to the floor.

This one is the would have been the kitchen looking toward the gift shop. Again I could follow the pipes and nail holes. You can also see there is nothing else here, not a house or even another station. There used to be one, but only the gas island roof is left.

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