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Near Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Route 66

 
 
Route 66 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 25, 2018
1. Route 66 Marker
Inscription. You are traveling an early alignment of U.S. 66, perhaps the most well-known road to follow this historic transportation corridor. A Spanish mission trail to Pecos Pueblo, the Santa Fe Trail and the National Old Trails Road all predate the Mother Road in using this narrow passage through rocky terrain. Until the 1930s, Route 66 was aligned through downtown Santa Fe, exited the city to the southwest, traversed La Bajada and passed through the famed “Big Cut” before descending into Albuquerque. In 1937, Santa Fe was bypassed and Route 66 straightened, creating a direct east-west alignment that eliminated 197 miles of travel.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. (Marker Number 739.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 33.7′ N, 105° 52.8′ W. Marker is near Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is on Old Las Vegas Highway (State Highway 300) 0.3 miles north of U.S. 285, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87505, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cañoncito at Apache Canyon (approx. 3 miles away);
Route 66 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 25, 2018
2. Route 66 Marker
Seton Village (approx. 3.6 miles away); Galisteo Basin / Southern Rockies (approx. 6½ miles away); Glorieta Pass Battlefield (approx. 6.9 miles away); Glorieta Battlefield (was approx. 6.9 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ); Colorado Volunteers at the Battles of Glorieta Pass (approx. 7½ miles away); Santa Fe Korean War Memorial (approx. 8.2 miles away); A Two Way Street (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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