Route 66 In New Mexico

Historic R66 SignGetting your kicks on route 66 was difficult in New Mexico before 1937. Find out why on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm when Bob Smith discusses Route 66 in New Mexico. Learn how Albuquerque got to be on route 66, rather than 60 or 62. Find out about the party of the century, in Albuquerque in 1939, to celebrate the completion of 66 as a paved highway. The program is at the Albuquerque Museum in Old Town. Parking is free in the lot south of the Museum. Admission to the Museum and the AHS program is free.

Bob was a history major at ENMU and UNM in 1968-70, where he enrolled after four years in the Air Force, following graduation from high school in Galesburg, Illinois in 1963. Bob never completed his degree, but now that he is a retiree with time on his hands, has begun a new career as an amateur historian.

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