Voyageur Author Jim Hinckley Finds His Calling on Route 66

June 28, 2013
The Kingman (AZ) Daily Miner recently featured Jim Hinckley, author of several books on the legendary Route 66 for Voyageur Press.

Hinckley, originally from Morehead City, N.C., first moved to Kingman during the summer of 1966 when his father was discharged from the U.S. Navy and wanted to relocate as far from water as possible. After living here a few years and moving to New Mexico and Michigan, Hinckley returned to Kingman on his own to get to know the colorful history of the area and the people living here.

"I fell hopelessly in love with the romanticism of the Southwest and the landscape," said Hinckley, 55, manager of Penske Truck Rental in Kingman. "I've always been a bookish person and I grew up watching old Technicolor movies. In fact, one of my heroes was Andy Devine.

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