The southwestern United States became home to more Hispanic settlers than other parts of the country. In New Mexico this hispanic heritage entertwines with indigenous Native American cultures providing a drastically different backdrop than in states further east and north. Early Highway 66 California-bound travellers were treated to the most exotic landscape on the route yet.
The Land of Enchantment still holds some original Route 66 treasures, both old and new. There's no shortage of road to drive, places to stay, things to eat and sights to see along Main Street America, New Mexico.Continued page 2/11