Pennsylvania and New Mexico universities score National Park Service grant to preserve Route 66

On January 19 representatives from the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design announced that it and project partners at the New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) had scored a National Park Service (NPS) grant for the preservation of the legendary Route 66 cultural landscape in Tucumcari, New Mexico, a small city about 175 miles east of Albuquerque.

Learning from the Mother Road,” will use geomatics, archaeology, and the “technical humanities” to better understand and preserve “a landscape of movement that defines the Route 66 corridor.”

“New Mexico, and especially Tucumcari, has long enjoyed a rich association with the transnational route,” Frank Matero, Gonick

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