A favorite stopping place on Rouge 66 in Arizona is the town of Seligman. Today, Seligman is home to numerous gift shops, restaurants and several small motels. It is truly a step back in time!
In 1950, Angel Delgadillo opened his barber shop in the same building his father had opened his barber shop and pool hall in Seligman in 1922.
In 1972, Angel moved his barber shop so that he could take advantage of the traffic on the new alignment of Route 66 through Seligman. Business was good until September of 1978, when I-40 bypassed Seligman.
To stimulate tourism, Angel, his wife Vilma, and other shop owners in northwest Arizona established the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona. The Association was located in Angel's Barber Shop & Pool Hall.
As interest in the cause and Route 66 nostalgia grew, people started to want Route 66 merchandise. To support the Historic Route 66 Association, Angel and Vilma started selling a few pieces of Route 66 memorabilia out of their business and by doing so established the first Route 66 gift shop in existence. The shop remains one of the "must see" stops along all of Historic Route 66!
It is located at 22265 Historic Route 66 in Seligman. Phone 928.422.3352
Angel's work and dedication helped make Seligman "The Birthplace of Historic Route 66". He has been nicknamed “The Mayor of the Mother Road” and “The Guardian Angel of Route 66”.
We've shopped at the gift shop, and highly recommend it! In actuality it is more than just a gift shop, but also a museum and visitor center for the area.
|New Angel Delgadillo Exhibit at the Route 66 Museum in Kingman, AZ
Explore Kingman - 07/27/2023
|Elvis at the wheel with Marilyn at Angel and Vilma's Gift Shop!
|After 75 years of barbering, Angel retired on July 7, 2022 ... see photo below marking his retirement!
Arizona Route 66 Passport
The Arizona Route 66 Passport is your guide into the heart of America. Cruise along the Mother Road, collecting stamps at locations along the way. Each passport comes with a free Traveler's Guide.
It is published by the The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, a non-profit organization, dedicated to the preservation, protection, and promotion of both the surface, and the memories along Arizona’s portion of Route 66. Proceeds from the sale of Passports benefit this cooperative marketing initiative.
Purchase an Arizona Route 66 Passport online or pick one up at one of the locations where stamps are given.