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Circuit Court / Gift Shop

Route 66, Newkirk, NM

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This small building was reportedly built as an office for the local magistrate who often used it as a place to conduct such official duties as levying speeding fines on travelers. At it's end it was owned by Katherine Wilkerson and used as a collectibles gift shop and display for her bottle collection. In between it may have done time as a storage spot for auto parts.

Photo(s): 2015



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