Livin' at the End of Old 95
What did a thirteen-year-old boy think of Lake Havasu City when he first arrived in 1965? BORING! Why Rick Kingsbury’s parents dragged him, his brother, and his sister to a town with less than 800 people, he had no idea. Living in a thirty-foot camp trailer with no running water and no electricity for the first year was no fun; neither was attending school with fifty students that year.
Join Rick as he watches the town struggle and grow, adding new businesses, homes, and families faster than he can imagine. Through good times and bad, Rick comes to realize the early residents are as hardy as the pioneers who came across the plains in wagons a hundred years earlier. As he struggles to find his identity in a town as unique and different as each of its residents, not only will Rick’s stories make you laugh, they’ll take you back to your own youth.
“ . . . it is Kingsbury’s culture shock vignettes that are a large part of the book’s charm.” — Today’s News – Herald, March 9, 2001
“I enjoyed the “story” of his family’s adventure as well as . . . stories of how a town suddenly appeared . . . ” — Arizona Guides’ Association Newsletter, February 11, 2001
“ . . . history of Lake Havasu City, giving a history lesson while entertaining us with antics of a young boy’s growing pains.” — Lake Havasu – Online, February, 2001
Title: Livin’ at the End of Old 95
Author: Rick Kingsbury
Length: 108 pages
Published: February 16, 2013
Publisher: New Friends Publishing
Rick Kingsbury is a third-generation Arizonan, born in Phoenix and raised in Glendale, Avondale, and Lake Havasu City. He has shown off his home state as a tour guide out of Phoenix and worked for the state in Florence. He is now retired and living in Lake Havasu City again.