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Route 66 - The Mother Road
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Traveling along Route 66 is a wonderful experience; our goal is to capture what makes it special. One of the great features of driving the Route is seeing period Americana (American culture), items from the 1920s thru 1980s. Also along the path are things that are distinctive and can't be seen anywhere else or are of significant interest and worthy of being called out. Lastly there are important markers along the path of Route 66 that should be seen. Done right, you'll experience Route 66 here!!
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Route 66 - The Mother RoadBritten Water Tower - Route 66 - Groom, Texas, USA.

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Wow a really cool Water Tower - Britten USA, Leaning Water Tower looks as if its about to fall over. Still standing alongside Route 66 & I-40 Located in Groom, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Texas

date approved: 10/17/2014

last visited: never

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadFranciscan Lodge - Route 66 - Grants, New Mexico, New Mexico, USA.

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Franciscan Lodge, opened in 1950 between the Mother Road, & the Santa Fe rail track. The Franciscan used to have 2 iconic neon signs. Alas current Route 66 travellers only get to see the remaining, so called flat sign. Located in Grants, New Mexico

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: New Mexico

date approved: 10/17/2014

last visited: never

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadPat's Lounge - Route 66 - Grants, New Mexico, USA.

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Pat's Lounge, sits empty & unused, alongside Historic Route 66. The oversized Neon sign, in need of some TLC. Another Iconic sign, that awaits refurbishment in Grants, New Mexico,

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: New Mexico

date approved: 10/17/2014

last visited: never

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadUranium Museum - Route 66 - Grants, New Mexico, USA.

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The Uranium Mining Museum, Mother Road Visitor Center, & Chamber of trade are located alongside Historic Route 66, that runs through the heart of this small town, once known as 'The Uranium Capitol of the World' Grants, New Mexico.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: New Mexico

date approved: 10/9/2014

last visited: never

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadRoarin 20's - Route 66 - Grants, New Mexico, USA.

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The Roarin' 20's Sign stands proudly, where the not so roaring now, Speak Easy, Bar & grill, once stood, alongside the Mother Road, in Grants, New Mexico.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: New Mexico

date approved: 10/9/2014

last visited: never

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadOwl Rock - Route 66 - Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico, USA.

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The Mother road twists & turns around rock formations, that the builders of the 4 lane interstate just blasted into extinction. The most famous of those remaining is Owl Rock. Situated alongside Old Route 66, approx 2 miles from Laguna, New Mexico.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: New Mexico

date approved: 10/8/2014

last visited: never

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadHighest Point - Route 66 - Continental Divide, New Mexico, USA.

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The Continental Divide at this location is the highest point on Route 66 with an elevation of 7,263 feet. All rain that falls to the left of this location flows into the Pacific, & to the right it flows into the Atlantic, thousands of miles away.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: New Mexico

date approved: 10/8/2014

last visited: never

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadDon Francisco Cuervo Y Valdes - Route 66 - Albuquerque, NM.

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A larger than life bronze sculpture of 'Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdes' The sculpture stands at the entrance to the historic district of Old Town Albuquerque. He is credited with the founding of the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: New Mexico

date approved: 10/7/2014

last visited: never

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadEl Rancho Hotel - Route 66 - Gallup, New Mexico, USA.

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The El Rancho Hotel was built in 1937 and is located on Route 66 in Gallup NM. Numerous Hollywood movie stars, making Westerns on location in the Arizona desert, have stayed at the El Rancho Hotel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: New Mexico

date approved: 10/7/2014

last visited: never

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadOld Route 66 Roadbed -- Petrified Forest National Monument, AZ

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A glimpse of the Mother Road in a National Park

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arizona

date approved: 9/21/2014

last visited: 9/22/2014

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadLa Posada -- Winslow AZ

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La Posada is a historic hotel complex, composed of one of Mary Colter's finest buildings. It is a true jewel of the American passenger rail era on US 66 in Winslow AZ.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arizona

date approved: 9/21/2014

last visited: 6/15/2007

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadR. M. Bruchman Indian Traders -- Winslow AZ

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All that remains of the famous R. J. Bruchman Indian Trader business on Route 66 is its ghost sign. The store closed in the 1980s, after the US 66 was dropped from the Federal highway system and the I-40 bypassed downtown.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arizona

date approved: 9/21/2014

last visited: 9/22/2014

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadWestern Hills Motel -- Flagstaff AZ

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The awesome neon sign for the Western Hills Motel is a beacon for weary travelers on old US 66 on the east side of Flagstaff

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arizona

date approved: 9/7/2014

last visited: 9/7/2014

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadStagecoach 66 Motel -- Seligman AZ

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Can't miss the towering sign for the Stagecoach 66 Motel -- oh! And there's Betty Boop too!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arizona

date approved: 9/7/2014

last visited: 9/7/2014

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadOld Route 66 Bridge -- E of Seligman AZ

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This old Route 66 bridge over the Santa Fe RR may have been abandoned, but the bridge still has a painted highway marker for the Mother Road on its eastern end.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arizona

date approved: 9/7/2014

last visited: 9/7/2014

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadOriginal Roadbed -- E of Seligman AZ

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A segment of original Route 66 roadbed in unincorporated Yavapai County AZ, E of Seligman

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arizona

date approved: 9/7/2014

last visited: 9/7/2014

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadOriginal Roadbed -- Seligman AZ

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The old 9-foot wide crumbling original roadbed of Route 66 peeks out at this spot --

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arizona

date approved: 9/7/2014

last visited: 9/7/2014

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadSupai Motel -- Seligman AZ

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The historic Supai Motel in Seligman AZ is a Route 66 mainstay for weary travelers

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arizona

date approved: 9/7/2014

last visited: 9/7/2014

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadKutis Funeral Home - St. Louis, MO

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Been here since 1910, and was an architectural - turn your head and look at as you go through the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/31/2014

last visited: never

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadNM SH 118 -- Gallup NM

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NM State Highway 118 is the state-maintained stretch of the old US 66 in Gallup NM

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: New Mexico

date approved: 8/23/2014

last visited: 8/23/2014

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadRichardson's Trading Company -- Gallup NM

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Richardson's Trading Co. has been in business along what would become the US 66 since 1913.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: New Mexico

date approved: 8/23/2014

last visited: 8/23/2014

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadBlue Spruce Lodge -- Gallup NM

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The amazing sign for the Blue Spruce Motel - a Route 66 icon

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: New Mexico

date approved: 8/23/2014

last visited: 8/23/2014

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadMidpoint Cafe -- Adrian TX

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The Midpoint Cafe is a true Route 66 icon, located exactly between Chicago and Los Angeles on the Mother Road

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 8/20/2014

last visited: 8/20/2014

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadAdcock's Phillips 66 -- Tucumcari NM

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Today's Quality Lube and Tire was, during the heyday of the Mother Road, Bill Adcock's Phillips 66 station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: New Mexico

date approved: 8/20/2014

last visited: 7/25/2014

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadTower Motel -- Santa Rosa NM

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The Tower Motel stands proudly along old Route 66 in Santa Rosa NM

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: New Mexico

date approved: 8/20/2014

last visited: 7/25/2014

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