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Release Date:September 8, 2014
Contact:Lorenzo Vigil, e-mail us, 505-425-8025
Glimpses of the Past: September 18, 2014
"New Mexico &Route 66: Yesterday and Today"
Watrous, NM: Route 66 was commissioned in 1926 as part of the first federal highway system. It followed the paths of pioneer trails such as the Old Santa Fe Trail, and later became a Dust Bowl migration route, WWII strategic military route, and vacation route. Today, it is still celebrated as an American icon through literature, film, and song. Join National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program manager Kaisa Barthuli on a journey of the highway's storied history through the 20th century, with a special emphasis on New Mexico and current revitalization efforts. This program will be held at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge Street, Las Vegas, New Mexico, Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 7:00PM.
The Glimpses of the Past series are free in partnership with the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at (505) 425-8025 or visit www.nps.gov/foun.Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FortUnionNM
About the National Park Service: more than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.