The Legendary Road Mural In Tucumcari New Mexico
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The Legendary Road…Route 66 of course! Also known as the “Mother Road”, paving the way for travelers from Chicago to Los Angeles. This is part of an enormous mural in Tucumcari New Mexico commemorating Route 66 and its place in American social history. Like any good mural, this one has it all in just this section: the hitchhiker with the guitar (and his pet bird?), the airstream trailer, the mustang, the bus, a rattlesnake, some petroglyphs, a dinosaur skeleton, all set in a landscape featuring farming, ranching, desert and missions. Tucumcari New Mexico is the home of many murals commemorating the early to mid-20th century heyday of Route 66. Route 66 served as a primary route for those who migrated west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and the road supported the economies of the communities such as Tucumcari through which it passed. People doing business along the route became prosperous due to the growing popularity of the highway, and today they fight to keep the highway alive in the face of the threat of being bypassed by the Interstate Highway System. Tucumcari is fighting to avoid become a ‘has been’ and the many murals around Tucumcari serve the important role to try to keep history and tourism alive in the town.
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December 25th, 2019
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