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Before It Was Route 66

Before It Was Route 66

By on Jul 22, 2018 in National Old Trails Road, ROUTE 66 | 0 comments

Before it was certified as U.S. 66, and long before it was internationally recognized as a symbol of the quintessential American road trip, the ultimate expression of freedom that is found on the open road, the highway that would become known as Route 66 was a series of trails. They were given names and associations of boosters developed signage, performed road...

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The Adventuring Automobilist

The Adventuring Automobilist

By on Jul 15, 2018 in National Old Trails Road, ROUTE 66 | 0 comments

“Pull out block and tackle, wade around in the mud, get soaked to the skin and chilled from the effects of the deluge, make fastenings to the fence or telephone post and pull. Pull hard, dig your heels into the mud, and exert every effort at command. The machine moves, your feet slip and down in the mud you go full length. Repeat the dose and continue the...

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Albuquerque To Gallup; 174 Miles In 13 Hours

Albuquerque To Gallup; 174 Miles In 13 Hours

By on Jul 7, 2018 in National Old Trails Road, ROUTE 66 | 0 comments

There were only 4,250 automobile owners in New Mexico at the time. The covered wagon and horseback were still the favored mode of transportation in the state of New Mexico as well as in Arizona, its neighbor to the west. Both states had entered the union in 1912 just four years prior. And yet both states were garnering headlines for some pretty spectacular...

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