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Volunteers clean up Midway Trading Post property

About 60 volunteers recently cleaned the long-closed Midway Trading Post on old Route 66 between Edgewood, N.M., and Moriarty, N.M.

The cleanup was done under the auspices of the RETRO — Relive the Route committee. Roger Holden, who leads the committee, said this about the Midway:

It was built around 1945 and served as a cafe, gas station, curio shop, post office, municipal court and community gather place.

It pumped its last gas around 1972 when I-40 was built, bypassing the Midway Trading Post. […]

Iconic Anchor for visitors along with the last remaining, operational Whiting Bros. gas station located in Moriarty (I-40 exit 197), owned by Sal and Inez Lucero.  Sal worked for Whiting Bros and then bought the station when they discontinued service.

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