Nothing is a modern Arizona ghost town that is kind of way out in the middle of nowhere. The location of Nothing was part of the reason why this concept failed to remain on the map. Nothing is located along U.S. Highway 93 in the northern end of the Sonoran Desert between Wickenburg and Kingman. Anybody that has driven this long stretch of road can attest to how desolate this region can be, but at least there is Nothing to look forward to when passing through.
The commuters that do the drive between Phoenix and Las Vegas for business, probably have passed by Nothing over a hundred times without doing much more than watching the sun faded sign disappear in the rearview mirror. The truth is that Nothing used to be just a tiny blip on the map and there really is not much of anything left to see or do in this place. In recent years, the only remnants leftover from the heyday of Nothing are just a couple of old signs, a radio tower, one vacant building and a pile of torn up concrete.
Nothing began as an eccentric concept community in the mid 1970s. The beliefs, dreams and work ethics of the residents never really took shape, so nothing became the running theme, hence the community name was apropos. Idealistically, Nothing was a self sufficient community concept that never gelled because of economic setbacks, so it is as if Nothing was doomed to be a little ghost town from the start.
This all may seem weird and farfetched, but this is how many of the 1960s era desert bohemian communities were back in those days. People that wanted nothing to do with the big city rat race found the space in the vast desert to make their dreams turn into reality, even if the dream was building a little town called Nothing. The desert can be a tough spot for a utopian commune and Nothing is now officially a ghost town. An attempt was made to revive Nothing about a decade ago, but the plan never panned out. In modern times, Nothing has now been resigned to being nothing more than a curious roadside attraction that most folks know nothing about!
Those who know that Nothing is there do intentionally integrate Nothing into their travel plans just to get an opportunity to masterfully exercise the numerous ways that the name of this ghost town can be used in a sentence when chatting with fellow passengers. When talking about Nothing, there are all sorts of possibilities that will drive listeners to the brink of nothingness. Trying to seriously talk about Nothing nearly always gets some laughs and it is best to leave it at that!
It does not matter if a person is traveling alone or the car is packed full of kids. When the big sign for Nothing is seen after rounding the bend, people naturally start using the word Nothing to describe just about everything in sight. This is reason enough to keep an eye out for Nothing when passing through!
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