On July 15th, 1961 an old-west themed amusement park opened along Route 66 east of Albuquerque at the mouth of Tijeras canyon. It only survived for 3 years. AHS Member Roland Penttila will explain in words and pictures how it came to be, what it looked like and why it may have failed.
The free presentation is on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Albuquerque Museum in Old Town. Parking and admission to the Museum is also free.
Roland Penttila is a retired civil engineer who has worked on design and construction projects in California, Arizona, Washington, South Dakota and New Mexico. He moved here for the NM44 (US550) project in 2001 and met his wife. They’ve been married for 14 years, live in the Ridgecrest area and have two rescue dogs and one rescue cat. Roland is an avid amateur photographer and enjoys all aspects of history; local, national and international.