Major Transportation Facilities

The following are source documents which cover Major Transportation Facilities. They are intended to be used for teaching New Mexico history.

  • Federal Highways
    • Sec. Jardine Approves of System U. S. Highways
      Newspaper Article - Roswell Daily Record
      This is the article that announces the approval of the nation's highways. This is the start of naming such highways as U. S. 85 as a Federal Highway. U. S. 66 wasn't officially named until August
  • Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
  • Route 66
    • Central Avenue 1943
      Photograph - Office of War Information Collections, Library of Congress
      This is a photo of Central Ave. in 1943. The photo was taken by John Collier Jr. as part of the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collections at the Library of Congress. In 1941 to 1943, Collier worked as a photographer with
    • Cutoff Road to be U. S. 66
      Newspaper Article - Albuquerque Journal
      This article announces the official federal changing of the alignment of U. S. 66. Prior to this U. S. 66 went through Santa Fe and Los Lunas. Now it goes through Moriarty and along the east-west Central Avenue in Albuquerque instead of the
    • Hotel Franciscan
      Photograph - Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress
      This is a photo of the Hotel Franciscan by John Collier Jr. taken in 1943 as part of the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress. Address: Central Avenue and Sixth Street, northwest
    • Luna Lodge
      Photograph - Library of Congress
      The Luna Lodge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998 and described as one of the best examples of a largely unaltered tourist court remaining along New Mexico Route 66. In 2006, the motel was documented for the Historic
    • NM Legislature, HB 28, March 19, 1925
      Primary Document - N. M. Archives
      This is the New Mexico House Bill that authorized the creation of a state road from Santa Rosa to Moriarty. The bill explains how bonding is authorized for Guadalupe County, but Torrance County is not mentioned. This legislative action in 1925
    • NM-AZ State Line
      Photograph - Farm Security Administration Collection, Library of Congress
      This is a photo of the Arizona-New Mexico state line. This is the entrance to Route 66 in New Mexico. It was taken by Arthur Rothstein in 1940 and is part of the Farm Security Administration Collection at the Library of
  • Albuquerque Airport
    • Albuquerque Pilots Plan Mass Flight
      Newspaper Article - Roswell Daily Record
      The Albuquerque Airport was not dedicated in a ceremony. Commercial flights had already started. Instead local pilots met and used the airport to celebrate the occasion. This article describes these
  • Spaceport America
    • New Tag
      Newspaper Article - Alamogordo Daily News
      The article explains the features of Spaceport America as it receives a new
  • Interstate Highways
    • Some 500 Miles of Interstate Highways Open
      Newspaper Article - Albuquerque Journal
      This article explains the inaugaration of the Interstate highway sysem in New Mexico. It explains some of the funding of the Interstate system. Nearly half of the planned miles were open at the time the article was

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