For the Route 66 traveler coming from back east it was as if they had entered another country.
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Complete details will appear in the March La Palabra . Speakers include Senator Peter Wirth (D-Santa Fe, District 25), Representative Jimmie Hall (R-Bernalillo, District 28), and Minda Mc Gonagle of Mc Gonagle Public Relations Consulting Duo, LLC.
Henrietta Saunders, LWVUS Treasurer and liaison to LWVNM opens the Convention at the noon luncheon. Registration including luncheon is before April 20. November, 2016: LWVNM wins 2016 Common Cause NM "Best in Government" recognition for our efforts to improve democracy.
One of the most interesting phenomena of highway business evolution is perhaps what happened to the old motor courts, they began to evolve into the modern motel.
Motels were the next generation of lodging for the traveler, emerging dominant after the war.
These were the modern motels in a day before the motel chains.
The brightly-lit neon lights proclaimed the "Motel Rows" of a hundred towns along Route 66.
Tourist and curio shops also sprung up all along the route creating a carnival like atmosphere along "America's Main Street." Today New Mexico has some of the best examples of highway kitsch left along the old Mother Road.
Towns like Gallup, Albuquerque and Tucumcari proudly preserve their vintage neon signs with the help of the Route 66 Corridor Act monies and the support of the New Mexico Route 66 Association.
Don't turn off any side roads without inquiring locally as to road conditions." Buckle up and hold on to your mouse!