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Tee Pee Curios

924 Route 66, Tucumcari, NM
Phone: 505-461-3773

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The Tepee Curios building opened as a Gulf gas station in 1944. In 1948 it was Leland Haynes Grocery, Meats & Curious. In 1960 it was Jene's Trading Post. The gas pumps were lost and the Tee Pee entry was added when Route 66 was widened in 1959 or 60.

xThe name is spelled Tee Pee on the building and Tepee on the sign.

x The neon sign was added in about 1960 and restored in 2003 as part of the 2003 New Mexico Route 66 Neon Sign Restoration Project. Neon on the Mother Road is one of the popular attractions.

Photo(s): 2012



x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
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.



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