Rimmy Jim’s
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Rimmy Jim’s

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At Arizona’s Meteor Crater Junction, where Old Route 66 intersects the road to the giant crater, a store and station there during the highway’s glory years became known far and wide. Named for its proprietor, “Rimmy Jim” Giddings was known to be both a cantankerous sort and a prankster. His reputation was built on two things: his tongue-in-cheek dislike of salesmen and his love of mischief.

Giddings arrived at Meteor Crater Junction at about age sixty in 1933, having previously worked as a ranch hand. His nickname, which he brought with him, originated with his preference for a type of saddle known as a Rimmy-Jig. While living in Flagstaff, he had joined an off-the-wall group called the National Order Of Boneheads, whose main purpose was to engage in nonsensical undertakings.

It was this playful side of Jim Giddings that would make him a Route 66 legend. At Meteor Crater Junction, he carried a six-gun, claimed to have a cemetery for salesmen, and posted signs offering free coffins to those who dared pester him with their wares. For ten years Giddings made salesmen and even some customers the target of his practical jokes. Rimmy Jim died suddenly of a heart attack in 1943, passing forever into the lore of the highway.

 


 

 

EACH TOURIST TRAP TEE INCLUDES A COLORFUL KEEP-SAKE CARD CONTAINING THE STORY BEHIND THE LEGEND

 

 



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Sizes: S-XXXL
Colors: Black / Brown / Navy
Ink: Plastisol
Colors: White / PMS 7753
Print Size: 10″w x 11.5″h / Front Print

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