There is Nothing in Arizona

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In a bare stretch of US Highway 93, between mile markers 148 and 149, stands Nothing, a small abandoned “town” with literally nothing to see or do. The most noteworthy structure in this 6-acre patch of ground is a sign hoisted high in the air decades ago that declares the spot as “Nothing”. Another smaller signs reads:

Town of Nothing Arizona. Founded 1977. Elevation 3269ft.
The staunch citizens of Nothing are full of Hope, Faith, and Believe in the work ethic. Thru-the-years-these dedicated people had faith in Nothing, hoped for Nothing, worked at Nothing, for Nothing.

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The “town”, or rather a settlement, was founded in 1977 and originally had four inhabitants who together ran a gas stop and a garage. The gas station had a flat bed truck where the guys sold rocks and minerals scavenged from the surroundings as local souvenirs. There were originally two buildings, but only one appears to be standing now.

In any case, Nothing apparently had a good run until 2005 when the owners decided to retire and sold the land. The new owner closed the store, tore out the gas tanks, for some reason, surrounded it with chain-link fence and put it up for sale again. The settlement got bought in 2008, and its new owner Mike Jensen opened a pizza business, run from a portable oven. Jensen had plans to revive the place but it didn’t work out, and by 2011 it was abandoned once again.

According to the most latest reports dating May 2014, Nothing still has no activity.

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Sources: Wikipedia / AZCentral / Road Trippers

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4 comments:

  1. Gas tanks are a liability. If (when) they're discovered to be leaking, cleaning up the hazardous spill and replacing the tanks is the seller's expensive problem.

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  2. We have driven by that a few times, never stopped.

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