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Exploring obscure remnants of Route 66

Nick Gerlich, a marketing professor at West Texas A&M, explores obscure or near-forgotten stretches of the Mother Road.

This video he produced will prove fascinating to Route 66 researchers. He examines remnants of the old road at Exit 15 of Interstate 40 in the far western Texas Panhandle, near the ghost town of Boise.

It’s remarkable how little of that old road is left. Mother Nature is relentless.

Gerlich also recently posted this video about an obscure Route 66 alignment near Newkirk, N.M.

You can poke around Gerlich’s YouTube channel for other Route 66-related videos, including of the notorious Jericho Gap in Texas.

5 thoughts on “Exploring obscure remnants of Route 66

    1. Nick Gerlich

      The Exit 15 portion was the early unpaved 66. Other vestiges of this alignment are visible between Adrian and Vega, where 5 intact and one broken culvert are visible (if you look very carefully).

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