Getting our kicks on Route 66

The name Tucumcari is derived from the Comanche word, "tukanukaru," meaning "to lie in wait for something to approach." By the mid-19th century, the flat-topped peak served as a lookout for Comanche raiders preying on cowboys driving cattle along the Chisolm and Comanchero Trails. The birth of Route 66 in 1926 brought new travelers to … Continue reading Getting our kicks on Route 66