Tuesday, May 05, 2015

In the center of Albuquerque on Route 66

albuquerque travel lodge card

While preparing to ship an old book that I sold on Amazon.com, I found this card – both sides of which are reproduced here – from the Albuquerque Travelodge. Forty units, cooled by refrigeration, with phones, free TV and a heated pool.

It was in an ROTC textbook that had belonged to my first father-in-law, Phil Kroon, who taught U.S. Army ROTC at Purdue University in the early 1960s and it dates from a time before the interstates when U.S. 66 was the preferred route from Chicago to Los Angeles.

According to Google Maps, the motel is still there, including the pool, but it’s a Days Inn now. Central Avenue N.E. is also the old Route 66.

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