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San Jon, NM
Route 66 followed Main Avenue in San Jon for 56 years from 1926 to 1982
when I-40 opened a few blocks to the north.
715 E. Main
The San Jon Motel opened in 1946 and is the only hotel still operating
in San Jon. It was a pretty typical mid-century ... read
Quay County Co-op
620 E. Main Ave.
The ghost writing on this building might well represent two separate
users. On the left section a very faded and ... read
5th Ave. at Main St.
The "Forever in Our Hearts" mural was painted in memory
of a 19 year old man who must of loved football and cars ... read
Smith's Cafe Ruins
Main Ave. at 5th Ave.
Smith's Cafe from the 1930s in located on Main Avenue right in the
middle of a row of former garages and gas stations ... read
210 E. Main St.
The Western Motel dates to the 1930s, but all that is left is a
couple small cottages, a foundation slab and a weathered sign ...
Note: Heading east leaving San Jon you have a choice. In good dry
weather taking E. Main Avenue (1926 Route 66) which becomes a dirt road
will take you past the ruins at Endee and on to Glenrio. In less good
weather taking I-40 east will rake you to Russel's
Travel Center at exit 369 and on to Glenrio at I-40 Exit 1 in Texas.
The EAST link below takes you to Endee.
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