Life and Times on New Mexico Route 66 Exhibit
Initiated in 1926, Route 66 was America’s first all-weather highway. Stretching from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California. Route 66 represents the evolution of cross-country highways (from dirt paths to paved motorways) as well as a mobile population that was increasingly exploring geographically disparate regions.
From September 14, 2016 through December 16, 2016, the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections hosted the “Life and Times on New Mexico Route 66” exhibit in the Frank Waters Room 105 in Zimmerman Library. The exhibit fell on the 90th anniversary of Route 66 (1926-2016) and celebrated life and travel on the Mother Road.
This gallery includes digital photographs, taken by Kevin Comerford, Director of Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication (DISC), which document the “Life and Times on New Mexico Route 66” exhibit.