Santa Claus, Arizona

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Santa Claus (also known as Santa Claus Acres)[1] is a ghost town in Mohave County, Arizona, United States.

Santa Claus was started in 1937,[2] it lies about 14 miles (23 km) northwest of Kingman, Arizona, along U.S. Route 93 between mile markers 57 and 58,[3] immediately north of Hermit Drive and just south of both Grasshopper Junction, Arizona, and the Junk Art of Chloride,[3][4] a group of metal statues in Chloride, Arizona, that include a flamingo made out of a motorcycle gas tank.[3][5] Characterized in 1988 as "a little roadside place on the west shoulder of U.S. Route 93,"[2] Santa Claus receives traffic from motorists driving between Phoenix, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada, or Hoover Dam.[2][6]

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  1. Clark, Marian (2003). Route 66 Cookbook: Comfort Food from the Mother Road. Council Oak Books. p. 191. ISBN 1-57178-128-5. Retrieved December 21, 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Winegardner, Mark (1988). Elvis Presley Boulevard: From Sea to Shining Sea, Almost. Atlantic Monthly Press. p. 175. ISBN 0-87113-205-2. Retrieved December 21, 2008.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Santa Claus, Arizona – Santa's Land Ruins". Roadside america. 2008. Retrieved December 21, 2008.
  4. Thompson, Clay (2003). Clay Thompson's Valley 101: A Slightly Skewed Guide to Living in Arizona. Primer Publishers. p. 102. ISBN 0-935810-71-4. Retrieved December 21, 2008.
  5. "Chloride, Arizona – Junk Art of Chloride – Metal Statues". Roadside america. 2008. Retrieved December 21, 2008.
  6. The Motorcycle Enthusiast in Action: The Magazine for More Motorcycling Pleasure. Harley-Davidson Motor Company. p. 2. Retrieved December 21, 2008.