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Tecolote & Bernal, New Mexico On Old Route 66
South of Las Vegas, New Mexico and the tiny town of Romeroville (where Route 66 makes the turn westward), the next town is Tecolote. The town itself is just off the frontage road on the north side, so watch for the turn. Like so many other New Mexico towns, Tecolote is built around an adobe church. This one is a little different, since it’s painted white. Tecolote is the Aztec Indian name for “owl”, which explains why there’s a hooter on the fire department door. Drive past the church and the fire department, and continue on through the tiny town. …