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Scenic highway between Las Vegas and Santa Fe, New Mexico, circa 1915-1930

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Summary:Scenic highway between Las Vegas and Santa Fe, New Mexico, circa 1915-1930. Caption reads: "A scenic highway has been built up Santa Fe Canyon over Dalton Divide (Alt. 9600 ft.) and down Macho Canyon. It affords a drive of unexcelled scenic beauty, winding among the titans of the Sangre de Cristo Range, through the Pecos National Forest, with switch backs blasted out of the granite mountain, each step revealing new panoramas of snowy peaks, dark canyons and sunlit mesas. It is a wonderful road and when completed will be world famous. Twenty-two miles have been completed out of Santa Fe and nearly as many out of Las Vegas. The maximum grade does not exceed five percent." Postcard number: 79823.
Provider:Detroit Publishing Co.
Fred Harvey (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Michigan
Place of origin – Settlement:Detroit
Temporal subject: 1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:New Mexico
Geographical subject – Settlement:Las Vegas
Santa Fe
Topical subjects:Mountain roads
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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