Thursday, April 26, 2012

Will Travel Route 66

Route 66 is of course, a historic road of many miles, covering many states.
One of those states is New Mexico.
You can travel through Albuquerque on Route 66 on Central Ave.


But then, there is something very odd about Route 66 in Albuquerque.
It is the only place in the U.S. where Route 66 intersects itself.
You see, before 1937, Route 66 headed north to Santa Fe
before turning south down to Albuquerque.


In 1937, the governor changed the route of Route 66 
so that it went straight from Santa Rosa
through Albuquerque, then creating an east/west road.
The two Route 66 roads intersect at 4th and Central,
creating what is now a rather trendy and historic shopping/entertainment area
as well as some claim to fame for Albuquerque.
So, should you happen to think of Route 66,
remember to make that right turn in Albuquerque
and enjoy the plaza at the intersection of Route 66.

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