New Mexico Route 66 sign

    New Mexico Route 66    

New Mexico Route 66 sign

        These sites are gathered for further research in aid of versilimilitude for my Rick Walker series of 50's noir detective novels, and are available to my readers who may envision a trip along Route 66 'someday'. You can take a virtual trip among the links below, or better yet, get off yer butt and jump in the old Chevy and mosey out on a real road trip.

        Most of the travel on Route 66 was East-to-West, especially during the migrations of The Great Depression – the 'Dust Bowl' Era – and of World War II and the post-war boom. The route thus officially begins on Adams Street in Chicago, Ilinois and wends its way along 2,448 miles and thru eight states to terminate at the bluffs in Santa Monica, California overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

        The highway was established in 1926 and was eventually replaced by the Interstate highway system. Official deactivation of Route 66 (27 June 1985) stirred up grass roots enthusiasm, and many state and local associations were formed, fancy signs installed, and now there are dozens of celebrations – outdoor fairs, antique car meets & parades, conventions – along Route 66 every year.

very remote section of Route 66 in New Mexico

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States West to East
California • Arizona • New Mexico is this page • Texas • Oklahoma & Kansas • Missouri • Illinois

Route 66 Across New Mexico  
"Route 66 Across New Mexico: A Wanderer's Guide" [1991]
by Jill Schneider; photography by D. Nakii

Univ NM Press 8¾x6½ pb [8/91] out of print/used
Images of America / Route 66 In New Mexico book by Joe Sonderman  "Route 66 In New Mexico (Images of America)" [2010]
by Joe Sonderman

Arcadia Publng 9¾x6½ pb [2/2010] for $14.95

G.E. Nordell's New Mexico Travel & Business Links Pages

Historic Route 66 tin sign for purchase at AllPosters.com  
Historic Route 66 tin sign
(AllPosters.com shut down their
affiliates program in June 2015)

more Route 66 Books, Posters & Signs, Music & Videos at
Spirit of America  Bookstore


                                            

detailed directions thru New Mexico

New Mexico Route 66 Assn.

Manuelito, New Mexico
Ghost Town of Mentmore, NM

Gallup, New Mexico
Gallup - McKinley County [NM] Chamber of Commerce
City of Gallup, New Mexico [est. 1881]
Din้ Grill on Old Route 66 in Gallup, NM
Lexington Hotel on Old Route 66 in Downtown Gallup, NM
historic El Rancho Hotel [est. 1937] on Old Route 66 in Gallup, NM
Route 66 Drive-In & Diner on Old Route 66 in Gallup, NM
Avalon Restaurant on Old Route 66 in Gallup, NM
Roadrunner Motel on Old Route 66 in Gallup, NM

Rehoboth, NM
Coolidge, NM
Thoreau, NM
Zuni Mountain Lodge near Thoreau, NM
Prewitt, NM
Bluewater, NM
Milan, NM

map of Route 66 thru Grants, NM
Grants / Cibola County [NM] Chamber of Commerce
Sands Motel on Old Route 66 in Grants, NM
The Mission coffeehouse & gallery & guest house in Grants, NM
New Mexico Mining Museum in Grants, NM
Cibola Arts Council [est. 1974] / Double Six Gallery in Grants, NM
El Morro Area Arts Council / Old School Gallery in Grants, NM

San Fidel, New Mexico
Cubero, New Mexico
Laguna, New Mexico
Route 66 Casino on the Laguna Indian Reservation east of Albuquerque
Mesita, New Mexico

direct route (post-1937)
Mesita, New Mexico to Albuquerque, New Mexico down Nine-Mile Hill

Southern Route (pre-1937)
Ghost Town of Correo, NM
Los Lunas, New Mexico
Teofilo's Restaurant [built 1914, opened 1985] in Los Lunas, NM
Village of Bosque Farms [est. April 1975]
The Pueblo of Isleta Tuei [est. circa 1300]
Community of Pajarito, NM

Albuquerque, New Mexico Travel Page
Route 66 Central of Albuquerque, NM

Western View Diner & Steakhouse on Old Route 66 in Albuquerque, NM
El Rey Theatre [est. 1941] on Old Route 66 in Albuquerque, NM
Lindy's Diner [est. 1929] on Old Route 66 in Downtown Albuquerque, NM
66 Diner on Old Route 66 in Albuquerque, NM
Club Rhythm & Blues in Albuquerque, NM
Old Route 66 Car Show [June] in Albuquerque, NM
Route 66 Malt Shop in Albuquerque, NM
Duke City Route 66 Diner in Albuquerque, NM
Dog House Route 66 Drive-In on Old Route 66 in Albuquerque, NM

Santa Fe Loop (pre-1937)
Bernalillo, New Mexico [incorp. 1948]
Greater Bernalillo [NM] Chamber of Commerce
The Range Cafe & Bakery [est. 1992] in Bernalillo, New Mexico

Algodones, New Mexico
La Cienega, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico Travel & Business Links Pages

Community of Glorieta, New Mexico

City of Las Vegas, New Mexico [est. 1835] 87701
El Fidel Hotel [built 1920] in Las Vegas, New Mexico
Palomino Motel in Las Vegas, New Mexico
Plaza Hotel [est. 1882] in Las Vegas, New Mexico
Thunderbird Motel in Las Vegas, New Mexico

US Highway 84 south
NE New Mexico Route 66 Tour

post-1937 Cutoff Route [eastward from Albuquerque]
Tijeras, New Mexico
Town of Edgewood, New Mexico 87015 [incorp. August 1999]
East Mountain Grill in Edgewood, New Mexico
Moriarty, New Mexico

Loop Route & Cutoff Route rejoin

City of Santa Rosa, New Mexico 88435
odd thing: the Santa Rosa street address numbers seem to have been revamped
in 2005 or so: both sets come up in Google searches

Santa Rosa [NM] Route 66 Auto Museum [est. 1999]
La Loma Motel on Old Route 66 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico
Comet II Cafe on Old Route 66 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico
owned by Campos family (Democrats); known for 'savory green chile breakfast'  Joseph's Bar and Grill [est. 1956], 1775 Historic Route 66 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico
Route 66 Restaurant on Historic Route 66 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico
Santa Fe Grille, 2249 Historic Route 66 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico
BLACK STAR: bad online reviews, employees don't seem to be trying at all  Silver Moon Cafe [est. 1959], 2545 E. Highway 66 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico
Sun & Sand Restaurant, 1124 Historic Route 66 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Cuervo, New Mexico
Newkirk, New Mexico
Ghost Town of Montoya, New Mexico

Tucumcari, New Mexico [est. 1903]
official City of Tucumcari, New Mexico website
Tucumcari - Quay County [NM] Chamber of Commerce
historic Blue Swallow Motel on Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico
Tucumcari [NM] Historical Museum [built 1903]
Del's Family Restaurant in Tucumcari, New Mexico

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