Clines Corners Truck Stop on Route 66

Roy E. Cline had an idea, give road weary travelers a place to stop, shop and eat. In 1934, his vision came to life with the opening of a filling station and café at the intersection of New Mexico State Highways 6 and 2. This placed his new business in between Moriarty and Santa Rosa New Mexico. At that time Route 66 had a totally different alignment: it ran north towards Las Vegas and Santa Fe, in a wide arch between Santa Rosa and Albuquerque. But due to New Mexico politics, Route 66 would have a new, shorter path, bypassing the state capital. The sixty-nine miles of new road named New Mexico State Highway 6 would shave ninety miles off Route 66. This new road was the opportunity that Roy needed. In 1937, AASHO approved the Santa Rosa Cutoff that shortened Route 66. New Mexico Highway 6 moved slightly north and was renamed Route 66/U.S. 285. This posed a problem for Roy Cline and he would have to move the gas station and restaurant to the new Route 66. He purchased the

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