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Thoreau, NM

The 1935 to 1960s alignment of Route 66 is right next to I-40 here. The earlier Route 66 (1st Street) is 1/2 mile north on 371 but you need to loop around a bit to get to it. The last alignment was on I-40.
xRed Mountain Market
Route 66 at Hwy 371 (I-40 exit 53)
The Red Mountain Market and Deli carries the town name and elevation above the store name on the front of ... read more
xHerman's Garage
Route 66 / Hwy 122 (west of the market)
This is one of New Mexicos oldest gas stations on Route 66. The building was moved to Thoreau in 1937... read more
xTrading Post Ruins
Hwy 122 / Route 66
This abandoned Trading Post is not quite 1 mile west of Hermans Garage. Interesting art work on the front wall... read more

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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.