RT66 "THE MOTHER ROAD", passes through downtown Santa Fe, the highway stretches from Chicago to Los Angeles. On Allan's tours, take snapshots of where ROUTE 66 passed through the ROYAL CITY. 505-986-5002
US 66 is America's most famous highway. Unfortunately it no longer exists, it was replaced by Interstate 40. However in and outside of Santa Fe you can see where the old MOTHER ROAD was located.
The commercial --right-- RT66 was the muse.
Route 66 went into downtown Santa Fe -- yes it circled the Plaza --- parts of US 66 followed the Old Satna Fe Trail.. Where the above monument is (SANTA FE TRAIL MONUMENT) old US 66 passes by it.
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On Route 66, near TIJERAS, you can find the SINGING HIGHWAY. Right -- see the short docu. By way of metal planks in the blacktop and rumble strips, at a certain speed, the road makes music.
RT66 a.k.a."THE MOTHER ROAD", starts in Chicago and passed through Santa Fe. The old highway stretched from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. Depending on the year, RT 66 would circle the Plaza or head down West San Francisco, which would not be a one way street (BELOW).
BELOW: On old RT 66, closed off -- SANTA FE PLAZA. The snapshot was taken in an area above (TOP PHOTO) where the two traveling autos are located.
BELOW LEFT is a time lapse of RT66 - CHICAGO to L.A. At 1:52 mark is Santa Fe = where the ABOVE and BELOW RIGHT photos were taken.
SANTA FE's RT 66!
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In 1926, ROUTE 66 was established. Below: circa 1931, Santa Fe's La Fonda hotel. The street to the right of the building is where RT66 passed through Santa Fe. Likewise US 66 ran behind the large structure. RIGHT: Allan stands behind the hotel, yards away from where RT 66 took a turn and streaked past La Fonda (Below Picture).
Film Noir used the theme of action on a lonely highway (ROUTE 66) to perfection. Day or night, anything can happen on RT66- RIGHT click scene from "KISS ME DEADLY" 1954. /////////////////// Below RIGHT --- TRIVIA BUSTER --- In the film "North by Northwest" 1959, Cary Grant is menaced by a crop-duster on a feeder road that connects to RT66. In reality this scene was not filmed on old RT 66, nor on a feeder lane that led to the Mother-road. The sequence was shot near Bakersfield and Wasco California.
Allan (ABOVE) would be standing near the right corner apex of the BELOW PHOTO. A short section of RT 66 would turn the corner and pass in front of LA FONDA.
Left: Junior Brown sings a road song. J.B. spent some of his high school days in Santa Fe, was his muse old RT 66? The road used to pass through the Royal City.
BELOW: True or false? Between Santa Fe & Gallup beware of the "ROUTE 66 HITCHER," GADDS!
WARNING! If you see this man (ABOVE) in Santa Fe or on the outskirts of the ROYAL CITY, do not give him a ride. "THE ROUTE 66 HITCHER" beckons & asks, "Going my way?"
THE ROUTE 66 HITCHER has been seen by the side of road, at gas stations & crossroads. DO NOT -- DO NOT -- GIVE HIM A RIDE!
IF YOU SEE THIS MAN IN YOUR MIRROR -- IN THE BACKSEAT! BROTHER! SISTER! IT'S ALL OVER!
Who knows where you disappear to? Maybe this sinister hitchhiker directs you to old NM ROUTE 666, which is off old RT 66. Paranormal things happen on RT66 - SANTA FE. Further out by Gallup was old Rt666 --- YIKES
"There's a killer on the road." -- MORRISON & THE DOORS sum it up. BELOW.