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Shaffer Spring in Oatman, Arizona

While driving this arid stretch of Route 66, keep your eyes peeled for a staircase built into one of the cliffs. It leads to a secret spring bubbling with life, tucked out of sight along the most famous road in the United States. A man named Shaffer created this hidden roadside wonder in the 1930s under the Works Progress Administration. While constructing the “Gold Road Section” that weaves between Gold Road Mine and Kingman, Arizona, he noticed water cascading down the cliff walls.
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