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In 1981, many businesses in Williams focused on through traffic on Route 66. (photo/WGCN)

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Full steam ahead: Grand Canyon Railway celebrates 30 years
The 1989 revitalization of the Grand Canyon Railway helped shape the Williams community

In 1984, the city of Williams went down in history as the last Route 66 town to be bypassed by Interstate-40. As predicted, many Williams businesses struggled as traffic circumvented the town on the newly constructed interstate, and the streets of Williams became quiet.

By Wendy Howell October 11, 2019
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