Photo: Ernest John Mural (Some rights reserved)
Gallup (Naʼnízhoozhí) was founded in 1881 as a railhead for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, and named after David Gallup, a paymaster for the railroad.
Created in 1921, the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial – gallupintertribalceremonial.com – is the longest-running, Native American Art Show in the country. The 2022 event will be the 100th Ceremonial, August 4-14.
Among the reasons to visit: this is a prominent spot on Route 66.