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Holbrook is a town in Eastern Arizona, once known as the "town too rough for women and churches." Travelers following the Route 66 itinerary will pass through here, as well as those passing through the modern Interstate 40. This is the nearest town to Petrified Forest National Park.

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  1. Holbrook was named after the first chief engineer of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.
  2. Holbrook was once known as "the town too tough for women and churches".
  3. On July 19, 1912, a meteorite with an estimated mass of 190 kilograms exploded over the town of Holbrook.

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