Retribution Road  comes from the diabolical deed of Gov. A.T. Hannett in the late 1920s. When he lost re-election, he gained his revenge on Santa Fe by using allies to build a new path of U.S. 66 straight west from Santa Rosa to Albuquerque and bypassing the capital. The new road shaved 90 miles off the journey to New Mexico’s largest city.<br />
The new alignment wasn’t designated U.S. 66 until the late 1930s. But Hannett had already gained his revenge against Santa Fe because westbound motorists were more than willing to take a shorter and less-arduous path to Albuquerque.
  
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Retribution Road comes from the diabolical deed of Gov. A.T. Hannett in the late 1920s. When he lost re-election, he gained his revenge on Santa Fe by using allies to build a new path of U.S. 66 straight west from Santa Rosa to Albuquerque and bypassing the capital. The new road shaved 90 miles off the journey to New Mexico’s largest city.
The new alignment wasn’t designated U.S. 66 until the late 1930s. But Hannett had already gained his revenge against Santa Fe because westbound motorists were more than willing to take a shorter and less-arduous path to Albuquerque.

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Date 14 Aug 2015
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