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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.
xSan Jon Motel
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 more
xFormer 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 more
xOld Route 66 Truck & Auto
210 E. Main.
This is one of the few abandoned businesses on Route 66 in San Jon that has any kind of identifying signage left ... read more
xPour House Mural
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 more
x 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 more
x Western Motel
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 ... read more
xCedar Hill Service Station & Auto Court
The Cedar Hill Service Station which has seen better days is located on Route 66, about 8 miles west of San Jon. It operated from ... read more

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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xStay tuned, there's more to come!  

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.