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.

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Created in 1921, the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian – is the longest-running, Native American Art Show in the country. The 2022 event will be the 100th Ceremonial, August 4-14.

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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.



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