El Trovatore Motel - Kingman, Arizona, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 11.489 W 114° 02.054
11S E 770039 N 3898308
Quick Description: El Trovator Motel opened as a Motor court in 1939. The Arizona State shaped, E. Clampus Vitus, historic marker, is near the entrance ramp into the Motel off the Historic Route 66 Hwy. as it passes through Kingman, Arizona.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 3/6/2015 1:11:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMNFH7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
Historic Route 66 Hotel - El Trovator Motel opened as a Gas station in 1937 then a Motor Court was added in 1939. The Hotel sign is a recently restored Neon that has been dark for nearly 50 years. The ten story tall lattice Tower shows the Motel name in Neon text. There is also a signature Neon marquee lit nightly at the entrance off the Mother road through Kingman, Arizona.

The newly placed E. Clampus Vitus marker is located at the entrance ramp into the Motel off the Historic Route 66 Highway that passes the El Trovatore Motel. The marker is in front of one of the many murals that feature in this motel.

The Marker text reads:
Trovatore is Italian for troubadour or traveller. Developer John R. Miller built the Nevada Hotel in Las Vegas, which was later named Sal Sagev (Las Vegas spelled backwards. He moved to Kingman, Arizona in 1935 after the Hoover dam was completed, purchased the Motel site & started construction. From 1937-1940 a service station, auto court, & café were built. The Modern settlement was a rest stop for travellers. Having heating and air conditioning. It was luxurious for its time. Many celebrities have stayed here including Jeff Chandler, Charles Bronson, Jane Russell, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Clarke Gable & Don Knotts."

"When you are searching for themed hotel rooms among route 66 motels, El Trovatore Motel, is one of the few pre-World War II Kingman Arizona motels that are still standing. When taking a trip on Route 66, motels are among the attractions people want to experience. This historic route 66 motel started in 1937 as a service station, with the tourist court added later in 1939, and was first owned by John F. Miller. This motel with hollywood themed rooms is located on El Trovatore Hill, in Kingman, Arizona, a location on a stony bluff that awards stunning vistas of the Hualapai Mountains and the awe inspiring landscapes that embrace it. The El Trovatore, recently refurbished, easily accommodates groups of fifty or more including Route 66 tour groups. Ample parking space for tour buses is available for people making a route 66 trip and looking to stay overnight in Kingman Arizona motels. In addition to themed hotel rooms, El Trovatore now has a map of route 66 mural that will soon join the list of the worlds largest roadside attractions." Text Source: (visit link)

Physical Location:
1440 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401-Route 66

Marker Name: El Trovadore Motel

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Mohave

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
Ancient & Honourable order of E Clampus Vitus.

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