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Route 66, New Mexico by rjcarroll Route 66, New Mexico by rjcarroll
9/3/08 - Route 66, New Mexico.

Route 66, the gateway to the southwest, was created when the state was only 14 years old. Today, there are over 260 miles of pre-interstate era Route 66 that remains drivable. In a few places, the old road is still designated as a state highway, although none continue to carry the U.S. 66 designation. Other portions have reverted back to county or tribal maintenance. The remaining miles have long since been “covered over” with super highway, I-40.

Another major undertaking in New Mexico, was the Route 66 Neon Sign Restoration project by the New Mexico Route 66 Association. The Association has restored vintage neon signs in Tucumcari, Santa Rosa, Moriarty, Albuquerque, Grants and Gallup resulting in a renewed pride in Route 66 heritage. The project is a partnership of the New Mexico Route 66 Association, the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division and the National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Office.

Here is an excellent documentary regarding the restoration of vintage neon signs along Route 66. [link] It is a bit long but well worth the time if this sort of thing interests you.
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thanks for the add to our group Labels and Signs:iconlabelsandsigns:
beautiful picture;-)
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rjcarroll Jul 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
My pleasure! Been shooting signs for years. There's plenty of them in my gallery! :)
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great, then this is a Group for you! ive sent you an invite to our Group:iconlabelsandsigns:
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rjcarroll Jul 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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i think that road has some mistic,
good photo ;)
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rjcarroll Jul 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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Kachumi Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:w00t: I live like one mile away from the road, it is so interesting! great picture by the way! :)
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rjcarroll Dec 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks! That's wunnerful! Wish I was closer to 'ol 66! ;)
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Kachumi Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
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