Apache Boulevard, also known as Apache Trail, was a
former highway connecting Phoenix with Globe and
Superior to the east. All along Apache Boulevard are
the sort of businesses - service stations, restaurants, and
motels like this pastel pink one - that one would expect
would spring up along a busy highway. Then in the
60's and 70's, new highways were built, and Apache became
just another street with an eclectic mix of roadside businesses.
Now that Apache hosts several miles of the light rail, it will be
interesting to watch how the revitalization of the street
as it becomes an important travel corridor once again.