Karen Rivera’s blog, New Mexico Photography, has a keen post on the La Bajada Hill road between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. She has a vintage postcard illustrating the switchbacks on La Bajada in the 1920s. My father-in-law, Loy Taylor, was a United States Marshall and always kept beaucoup road maps in his car. Postcards like Karen collects have a wealth of information about old roads, bridges and ways of passage that are now erased or a byway to modern roads. I always like to see the old highways and the cafes and stores along the wayside. The interstate highway system has given us speed from one point to another, but it has taken away a lot of local color.
See the link below for Karen’s postcard: