One of the largest sources of the worldâ€™s turquoise comes from a mountain located northwest of Kingman. Because of this, this small city along famed Route 66 has been dubbed the Turquoise Capital of the World. This came about partly through the insightful efforts of Leonard Hardy, of L.W. Hardy Co., the developer of a semi-professional softball team, the Turquoise Kings. They played in some International Softball Congress World Championship games in the 1970â€™s, and won the â€œBest Uniform Trophyâ€ in 1974 (on display at the Mohave Museum of History & Arts).
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