Winslow was the happening place in Northern Arizona from the town's beginning around 1890 until the early 1970's. Much American History was made here during the heyday of Route 66, especially in the 1950's and the 1960's. When Interstate 40 was completed in the early 1970's, Route 66 fell into disuse and Winslow was suddenly bypassed by travelers. Through the 1980's and early 1990's the town's business district was all but abandoned, and fell into a state of blight. Since the late 1990's, however, there has been a renewed interest in Winslow. Businesses are rebuilding, the population is growing, and the city is coming back to life. Everywhere you look you see the renaissance of a town that is regaining its prominence.