Friday 21 November 2008

Gallup, New Mexico, USA

Postmarked Gallup, dated 15 November 2008.

The card depicts the neon sign designed by Route 66 author Jerry McClanahan which sits over the Chamber of Commerce entrance in Gallup.

Gallup, the "Indian capital of the World" lies in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, in a region called The Four Corners, so-called because you can be in four states at the same time: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado. Gallup is the largest Indian centre in the South west and the ceremonial capital of Native America.  There are many Native American people in the Gallup/Four Corners region, the most numerous being the Navajo.  The historic Route 66 (Interstate 40) runs though Gallup. It is the main area for trading posts and galleries of Indian arts and crafts.


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