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Old School Garage

1819 East Route 66 at Hawthorne, Tucumcari, NM

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Junior Garza's Old School Garage was restored in 2011. This is the sixth of ten gas stations that were painted by volunteers from the Tucumcari "Paint the Town" project. It is located on East Route 66 just past Hawthorne St. This station was painted as a Phillips 66 Station. I'm not sure what brand of gas was sold here originally.

xWe met this very nice French couple while we were at the station and the gentleman posed as a gas jockey for this photo. Meeting folks from around the world is a large part of the fun of traveling the Mother Road. Since we took these photos the business has become a used car lot and the vintage gas pumps have been removed.

Photo(s): 2012



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xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.