Tag Archive: Americana

Mar 08

Route 66 Murals: El Reno

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I am not much of a car guy I have always had the philosophy, if it gets me from A to B it is good enough for me.  However, over the years I have come to a greater appreciation of all things Route 66.  Maybe it is the traveler in me.  Could be the history …

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Nov 15

Williams Murals

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While we will never be able to see Mother Road in its heyday.  The romanticized version of it is alive and well on the walls of the remnants of the Route 66.  There is some really great artwork on display and the Williams Murals rank right up there with the best of them. The Williams …

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Nov 03

Cadillac Ranch: Amarillo

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Americana in all its grandeur.  Cadillac Ranch is about as American roadside attraction as one gets.  Where else in the world would you find 10 cars buried nose first?  Merica Baby!!! What is Cadillac Ranch?  Well it is an art project created in 1974 by a Texas millionaire named Stanley Marsh.  He invited an art …

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Nov 22

Tucumcari Murals

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The Tucumcari Murals were a welcome diversion for us as we were traveling along Interstate 40 between Albuquerque and Amarillo.  Tucumcari is a small town whose heyday came and went with the mother road, Route 66.  For those that have traveled through eastern New Mexico it can be hard to find things there to help break …

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Nov 21

Route 66 Monument: Americana Icon

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Route 66 Monument in Tucumcari, New Mexico is a quaint tribute to the Mother Road.  An adobe-ish like sandstone base with a chromed out fender that spells out Route 66 is what you are going to find in this quintessential Route 66 town.  If you are fan of getting your kicks on Route 66 then …

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