Postcard, "Cactus Motor Lodge," Tucumcari, New Mexico, circa 1947

Summary

Federal Highway 66 (more commonly known as Route 66) was established in 1926, and spanned 2,448 miles from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California. The Cactus Motor Lodge, built in Tucumcari, New Mexico in 1941, was a welcome sight to weary travelers driving west from Texas. Rooms boasted "New Mexico's finest steam heat," box springs, and carpeting.

Federal Highway 66 (more commonly known as Route 66) was established in 1926, and spanned 2,448 miles from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California. The Cactus Motor Lodge, built in Tucumcari, New Mexico in 1941, was a welcome sight to weary travelers driving west from Texas. Rooms boasted "New Mexico's finest steam heat," box springs, and carpeting.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

circa 1947

Subject Date

circa 1947

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2011.397.1

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5.5 in

Inscriptions

Text on front of postcard: CACTUS / MOTOR LODGE / TUCUMCARI NEW MEXICO / A Western Welcome Awaits You / East on U.S. Highway 66 at City Limit Text on correspondence side on reverse reads in part: Duncan Hines Recommends: / CACTUS MOTOR LODGE, one of New Mexico's / outstanding courts. Located / at the East entrance to TUCUMCARI, NEW MEXICO, at the foot of the / famous Indian legendary TUCUMCARI mountain. / Tile tub and shower baths... / Carpeted floors, Steam heat. Car-by-door garages ...

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