Welcome to Seligman
Look out for red-and-white Burma Shave signs on the 23 miles of road slicing through rolling hills to Seligman. This tiny town embraces its Route 66 heritage with verve, thanks to the Delgadillo brothers, who for decades were the Mother Road's biggest boosters. Juan passed away in 2004, but octogenarian Angel and his wife Vilma still run the barber and souvenir store Angel & Vilma's Original Route 66 Gift Shop. The 'Angel of Route 66' rarely cuts hair anymore, but the barber's chair is still there and you can poke around for souvenirs and admire license plates sent in by fans from all over the world. If Angel is around, he's usually happy to regale you with stories about the Dust Bowl era – he's seen it all.
Angel's madcap brother Juan used to rule prankishly supreme over the Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In, a Route 66 institution now kept going by his children Cecilia and John.