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Blue Swallow Turns Purple

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Word from the highway is that the world-famous Blue Swallow Motel is now purple -- yes, purple walls with burgundy trim. No one knows its true colors, but the recent pink-and-blue color scheme dated to at least the early 1960s. Is Route 66 ready for the bold shades of eggplant, salvia and royal velvet?

 

Sadder news: Albuquerque's Infill Solutions recently demolished all but two units of the former Horn Motor Lodge, a noteworthy gas-food-and-lodging business on Route 66. R.I.P.

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