Photo: Ernest John Mural
Gallup was founded in 1881 as a railhead for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, and named after David Gallup, a paymaster for the railroad.
Among the reasons to visit: this is a prominent spot on Route 66.
Slow adventurers, the city is on the Trails of the Ancients Byway, one of the designated New Mexico Scenic Byways.
- What would locals like visitors to know about Gallup (Naʼnízhoozhí)?