Classic (and working) neon sign for the De Anza Motor Lodge on historic U.S. Route 66
— the onetime “Mother Road” from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, during the “golden years” of family automobile travel from the 1930s to 1950s — as it winds, still largely intact, through Albuquerque
, the largest city in New Mexico
. Arizona tourist-court operator C. G. Hambaugh and Charles Garrett Wallace, a trader with the Zuni Indian Tribe, built the motel in 1939. Photo by Carol Highsmith 2020.