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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 RoadWhiting Brothers Motel and Service Station - Continental Divide, NM

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Former Route 66 motel in Continental Divide, NM.

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location: New Mexico

date approved: 5/29/2021

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: 10/30/2019

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadTomahawk Bar

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Along Route 66 east of Gallup, New Mexico, the Tomahawk Bar is an operating roadside bar located in a loud-pink quonset hut.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TravisGood

location: New Mexico

date approved: 3/18/2007

last visited: 4/15/2017

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadBowlin's Old Crater Trading Post - Bluewater, NM

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Abandoned trading post on Route 66 in Bluewater, New Mexico.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Wallyum

location: New Mexico

date approved: 5/15/2021

last visited: never

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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: 4/15/2017

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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: 4/15/2017

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadRex Museum - Route 66 - Gallup, New Mexico, USA.

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Gallup Historical Museum - Known as the 'Rex Museum' its the place to go if you want to research the area, It's Indian history or want to know more about Route 66 and how it affected Gallup.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: New Mexico

date approved: 8/17/2014

last visited: 4/15/2017

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadGallup Cultural Center - Gallup, New Mexico, USA.

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The statues of an Indian Chief & USMC Navajo Code Talker are located in a large plaza at the Gallup Cultural Center. A Museum & Roadside Attraction of significant interest, standing alongside Historic US. Route 66. In Gallup, New Mexico.

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location: New Mexico

date approved: 7/28/2016

last visited: 10/30/2019

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Route 66 - The Mother Road"Here We are On Route 66, Gallup NM" Neon Sign

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Neon sign designed by Route 66 author Jerry McClanahan which sits over the Chamber of Commerce entrance in Gallup, NM.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TravisGood

location: New Mexico

date approved: 3/13/2007

last visited: 3/7/2019

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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: 8/19/2020

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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: 4/30/2021

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadDesert Skies Motel - Route 66 - Gallup, New Mexico, USA.

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The Desert Skies Motel opened as the Desert Skies Motor Hotel in 1959. The Skies text sign with white Neon tube's & incandescent red lamps, still shines alongside Historic Route 66, in Gallup, New Mexico.

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location: New Mexico

date approved: 9/1/2017

last visited: 4/15/2017

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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.

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location: New Mexico

date approved: 10/9/2014

last visited: 10/30/2019

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadWelcome Sculpture - Route 66, Grants, New Mexico, USA.

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A detailed metal sculpture celebrating Grants, Route 66, and Uranium Mining history. Topped by a large Zia Zia which is the New Mexico state symbol. A great photo opportunity & history lesson for present day Historic Route 66 travellers.

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location: New Mexico

date approved: 8/4/2014

last visited: 10/30/2019

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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: 10/30/2019

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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.

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location: New Mexico

date approved: 10/9/2014

last visited: 4/15/2017

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadWest Theatre - Route 66 - Grants, New Mexico, USA

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This tiny lonely theatre, alongside Historic Route 66, has a gorgeous retro, Googie style, Neon sign, with a flashing Star, that has been attracting Route 66 travellers since 1959. West Theatre is located in Grants, New Mexico.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: New Mexico

date approved: 8/5/2014

last visited: 5/17/2014

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadGrants Cafe - Grants, NM

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Built in 1937 and no longer serving as a restaurant, the Grants Cafe building and sign have been preserved as icons of Route 66. The building is currently serving in a health care capacity.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Wallyum

location: New Mexico

date approved: 5/26/2021

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

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location: New Mexico

date approved: 10/17/2014

last visited: 4/15/2017

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadWhiting Brothers gas station - San Fidel, NM

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Abandoned 1940's era Whiting Brothers service station along Route 66 in San Fidel, NM.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Wallyum

location: New Mexico

date approved: 5/25/2021

last visited: never

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadAcoma Curio Shop - Route 66 - San Fidel, New Mexico, USA.

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Acoma Curio Shop - In 1926, Route 66 was aligned along the "Old National Trails Road" linking Gallup with Albuquerque. US-66 passed through the San Jose River Valley ran past the Arcoma Curio Store, & right through the heart of San Fidel, New Mexico

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location: New Mexico

date approved: 3/5/2018

last visited: 3/5/2018

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadBudville Trading Company

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Budville Trading Company is an old gas station and store built in 1938 alongside Route 66 on a stretch that now parallels the Interstate in eastern New Mexico.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TravisGood

location: New Mexico

date approved: 3/18/2007

last visited: 4/15/2017

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadFort Courage Trading Post - Houck, AZ

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Abandoned kitschy trading post on Route 66 in Houck, Arizona

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Wallyum

location: Arizona

date approved: 5/24/2021

last visited: 4/15/2017

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Route 66 - The Mother RoadQuerino Canyon Bridge - Route 66 - Apache County, Arizona, USA.

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Querino Canyon Bridge a listed structure on the National Register of Historic Places - A deck truss bridge over Querino Canyon, that carried the 1930s to 1960s alignment of US-66 over the canyon between Houck, & Sanders in Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Arizona

date approved: 2/25/2018

last visited: 3/2/2018

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Route 66 - The Mother Road1923 Bridge over Rio Puerco in Sanders

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This bridge was in operation from 1923 and carried the traffic of Route 66 over the Rio Puerco back in the day.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TravisGood

location: Arizona

date approved: 1/13/2008

last visited: 10/31/2019

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