Route 66

Route 66 (HM296Y)

Location: Santa Fe, NM 87505 Santa Fe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 33.7', W 105° 52.8'

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You are traveling an early alignment of U.S. 66, perhaps the most well-known road to follow this historic transportation corridor. A Spanish mission trail to Pecos Pueblo, the Santa Fe Trail and the National Old Trails Road all predate the Mother Road in using this narrow passage through rocky terrain. Until the 1930s, Route 66 was aligned through downtown Santa Fe, exited the city to the southwest, traversed La Bajada and passed through the famed "Big Cut" before descending into Albuquerque. In 1937, Santa Fe was bypassed and Route 66 straightened, creating a direct east-west alignment that eliminated 197 miles of travel.
HM NumberHM296Y
Series This marker is part of the U.S. Route 66 series
Placed ByNew Mexico Historic Preservation Division
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 420250 N 3935688
Decimal Degrees35.56166667, -105.88000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 33.7', W 105° 52.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 33' 42" N, 105° 52' 48" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)505
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1034 NM-300, Santa Fe NM 87505, US
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