New Mexico Art Tells its History

Route 66

The first Model T Ford came off the assembly line in 1908 changing the face of America forever. As automobiles became accessible, Americans began to travel further, and as travel increased, the public called for a standardized National Highway System. By 1926 a bill was signed in Washington creating this system and Route 66 became a reality. The 2,400-mile “Mother Road” connected small towns across the Midwest and West with the big cities of Los Angeles and Chicago.

Related Art

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Highway at DuskCustomized Motorcycle Hill and Clouds - WestonWorld Court Motel, AlbuquerqueGallup, New Mexico - VestalHighway and Mesa - Gwyn

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