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Villa De Cubero Trading Post

1406 State Rd., Cubero, NM

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Some say that Ernest Hemmingway wrote part of the Old Man and the Sea in the cafe here. After Route 66 was realigned and paved in 1937 bypassing Cubero this motel, cafe, station and store were built where the old route met the new and that complex was named Villa De Cubero.

GPS: 35.084482, -107.542023

Some of the original motel room buildings are still standing beside and behind the main building.

Vintage Advertising Highlights

"Gateway to Acoma"
On U.S. 66
DeLuxe Tourist Courts. Tile Showers and Every Modern Convenience. Restaurant in Connection. Indian Curios. General Merchandise. Gas and Oil. Phone Long Distance -- Cubero, N.M., No. 3 - Post Office, Cubero, New Mexico.

NOTE: The front of this postcard gives a pretty precise locatio, 57 miles west of Albuquerque and 83 miles east of Gallup on highway 66. Handy for folks traveling east or west.

Photo(s): 2013



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