Historic Route 66 - New Mexico History Museum - Santa Fe, NM.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 41.243 W 105° 56.301
13S E 415095 N 3949681
Quick Description: Palace of the Governors built in 1610 as Spain's seat of government for what is today the American Southwest. The building now houses the New Mexico History Museum, today it chronicles the history of Santa Fe, & New Mexico.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 7/18/2014 5:01:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMM44R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
Route 66 was first established in 1926, it passed through Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico.
Route 66 followed the Old Santa Fe Trail, (Which was abandoned in 1880 due to the coming of the railroad.) from Santa Rosa in the East through the Glorieta pass on to Santa Fe.
The Plaza, and the Governors Palace were the terminus of the Old Santa Fe Trail.
Route 66 then carried on Westward following along the old Spanish El Camino Real Trail, through the La Angostura Pass and on to Albuquerque.
The Post 1937 Route 66, alignment now goes from Santa Rosa, to Albuquerque directly, often using the interstate, saving more than 90 miles of driving.

"The Palace of the Governors (1610) is an adobe structure located on Palace Avenue on the Plaza of Santa Fe, New Mexico between Palace Avenue and Washington Street. It is within the Santa Fe Historic District and it served as the seat of government for the state of New Mexico for centuries. The Palace of the Governors is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.: Text Source: (visit link)

Palace of the Governors Web Site: (visit link)
Program: America's Byways

Website: [Web Link]

Official Name: Historic route 66.

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