Tom Mix Memorial
Arizona State Route 79
submitted by “Road Runner″ (Bill)
Bill brings us another great RoadsideWonder (click the “Road Runner” tag at the end of this post to view more of his finds)
This is the Tom Mix Memorial at the site of the Hollywood cowboy legend’s 1940 fatal automobile crash.
My father was far too young to remember Tom Mix in his prime; but like many boys who grew up in the 30s & 40s, he was enamoured of the legend. Mix’s birthplace is a few hours NW of me in Mix Run, Pennsylvania — I’ll add some pics of the museum when I get a chance to take a ride up there next year.
There is also a Tom Mix Museum in Dewey, Oklahoma (I’d love to include photos of it if anyone gets the inclination to visit!)