The Legendary Road Mural
Tucumcari, New Mexico
submitted by “EarsFlappn” (Suzanne)

suzanne says:
I stopped in Tucumcari and took pictures of the murals along Route 66 … some pretty cool stuff. This man (pictured at left) stopped and chatted, He told us that he is in one of the town’s many murals. I learned from him, and from two other ladies, that the artists featured many local folks in their work.

wendyvee says:
Most of Tucumcari’s murals were created by the husband and wife team of Sharon and Doug Quarles. This mural is The Legendary Road and it measures a whopping 14 feet x 114 feet!!!! I love that Suzanne took detailed pics of different segments of the mural — some are included in the animated gif below and the others are in the gallery at the end of this post.

4 thoughts on “The Legendary Road

  1. When I worked in public broadcasting I had a favorite caller who loved to chat and chat about all manner of topics, mostly about his favorite programs, but sometimes about his travels. A couple years ago I told him I was going to New Mexico and he asked if I was going to Tucumcari. I looked it up online while we talked and knew it was way out of the way for our itinerary, so I told him I’d put it on my “to do” list.

    I heard from a former co-worker last week that this guy has been calling and calling, looking for me, and I told her I’d send him a note, letting him know I’m fine. I just printed out this page to include in the note. I doubt I will get to Tucumcari anytime in the near future, but at least I got to see a bit of what I’m missing.

  2. Okay, that is one awesome mural. Really, what’s cooler than Route 66?!?!?!? And this captures the feel of it. That might be a place I actually get to someday. Nice shots.

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