Historic Route 66 - The Plaza - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 41.243 W 105° 56.301
13S E 415095 N 3949681
Quick Description: The Plaza in Santa Fe is the historic, and cultural center. The Plaza was the terminus of the El Camino Real, the Santa Fe Trail, and the Old Pecos Trail. In 1926 the US-66 passed through Santa Fe in 1937 Route 66 was re-routed, to Albuquerque.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 6/27/2014 2:41:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMM0J5
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
When US-66 was first routed in 1926, it passed through Santa Fe Plaza. In 1937, Highway 66 was re-routed and bypassed Santa Fe altogether. The new alignment, saved approx. 80 miles of driving distance, between Santa Rosa and Albuquerque.

"The Santa Fe Plaza is a National Historic Landmark in downtown Santa Fe. The Plaza mirrors traditional Spanish-American colonial cities. The plaza, or "city-square", was originally, and is still to this day, the central gathering place in town.

The Plaza, Santa Fe’s “Central Park,” was the end of the Old Santa Fe Trail (1822-1879). It is lined with huge shade trees and benches. Many of the buildings surrounding the Plaza stand just as they did during colonial Spanish times. The Plaza is where many local events take place including Fiestas, the Spanish Market in July and the Indian Market in August." Text Source: (visit link)
Program: America's Byways

Website: [Web Link]

Official Name: Historic route 66.

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