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Route 66 at NM 129

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This was the Whiting Brothers Gas Station #78 for some years. They apparently bought the station from a previous owner about the time that I-40 opened. Route 66 is the north frontage road here. There isn't much more public commerce in Newkirk than this station. The current post office is attached to the gas station which is located at the intersection of Route 66 and NM 129 just north of the I-40, exit 330.

There used to be a Humble Oil Company gas station just east of this station. That station has apparently been demolished and replaced by something other than a gas station.

GPS: 35.068267, -104.267129

Photo(s): 2015



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