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Road Runner Motel Sign

3012 / 3014 E. Route 66, Gallup, NM

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Here's a cool old sign just waiting for you to snap it's picture and there's plenty of space to pull in and do just that at Road Runner Motors who saved the sign after the motel disappeared, The cafe was destroyed in a fire in 2012 or so. I haven't found a construction date for the 31 room two story motel but it was here in 1964. The swimming pool would have been about where our little spring green Toyota is in the photo. The cafe sat on the east side of the motel about where the pickup truck just beyond our car.

xHere's a better look at the main part of the sign.

xI didn't want the stylized little Roadrunner to fell slighted so I'm giving it a photo of it's own!

Photo(s): 2019



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