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  1. Deuces
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    Thanks L.B.,..... You ROCK!..... ;)
     
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  2. jchav62
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    It does look that way, but they are between Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM on "La Bajada". In those days there was an Auto Camp service center at the top of the hill and a community at the bottom. This was part of the El Camino Real, later designated as NM 1, then later US 66/85. (pre-1937 US 66 alignment). Some folks actually paid people to drive their vehicle up and down the hill.
     
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    I have a friend who's mother took a trip between Belen, NM and Denver, CO as a young lady, in the late teens...1915
    They took a day from Belen to Albuquerque, about 35 miles. Another day from Albuquerque to the base of La Bajada hill and camped overnight before climbing the hill....having to back the entire way because of the gas tank position in the Model T they were driving....it took them all day. The thing that was prevalent in her diary were the multiple stops per day to change or repair flat tires.
     
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    It's crazy to think that the commute I take everyday to work was a HUGE ordeal for the people less than 100 years ago. We have life so easy nowadays. I've never been to the original La Bajada, but I plan on going sometime here real soon. The Cochiti Pueblo has it blocked from the bottom, but you can still access it from the top through Santa Fe.
     
  5. j3harleys
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    I don't mind seeing the same photos several times. But keep in mind I'm not like most. Some I could look at every day and enjoy them. I have only been on the HAMB for 9 years so there are a crap load of pics that I haven't seen. Guess I better spend a couple winter days and start from page one and see what i missed.
     
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    John, I had the same thoughts about our pace of life and impatience. That's why the photo documentation and discussion is so important in my mind. Take the trip

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    I was thinking that that was a lot of people just gawking at an accident. The press is out so it must have been a big deal. Or maybe just a blood thirsty public.
     
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  8. "Currently there is NO reliable method of seeing if a photo has been posted before other than MANUALLY LOOKING for it in ALL 6200+ pages."

    I think I have gone through all the pages from the beginning. Yes there is no way to try to remember all the photos in there without reposting them. If there was a tag feature that you could add HAMB to the post then maybe that could help avoid duplicates. I've tried using Google Images for searching some photos here but often it's worthless. I get some that come back as friggen Pakistan! WTF!?!
    There are many photos that I don't mind seeing again and I'll still throw them a like.
     
  9. I come here every day in hopes someone will repost some of my past contributions. Only chance I have anymore to see the family again. Thanks to all those who keep this fun. The rest of you just remember what Mom used to say, "If you don't have something nice to say, SIT DOWN and STFU!"
     
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  10. I would just like to say { THANKS }to you guys, for your work. There's really a lot of cool vintage photos! Also about any reposted photos? I don't get to see all your post. So I mostly try to post my own old pictures. But if I see an old photo { like the one below },and that I think it's cool. I figure if it's a repost, it won't hurt. I personally don't mind seeing reposted photos myself. But that's just me. Who wouldn't like to sleep on top of your car!:rolleyes: Ron.....[​IMG]
     
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    If you could post her diary it would be an interesting read. Do a google search on the Abernathy Boys if you like this kind of stuff. Banjeux Bob on the HAMB turned me onto them a few years ago. It's been a while since I read the books so I may off a little here. Around 1906 at the age of 5 and 9 two brothers rode their horses from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque by themselves. At least one of the books is posted online to read. AACA library has a a journal of two guys that in around 1920 drove a Model T speedster {to keep this hotrod related} from PA. to Calif. and back. They included daily temps, road conditions, mileage for almost every day. Also very interesting read.
     
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    From an ad for an upcoming Estate sale.
     
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    I have stayed in worse
    Ben
     
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    Does anybody know who inherited Tex's 9 million dollars when he died ?
    Did he have children ? quite a wad !!!
     
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    Nine million is quite a wad, I had never heard that before. So how does one accumulate that much doing what he did for a career? Was there stock issued in Peterson Publishing that appreciated greatly?
     
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    peter gunn, also known as a "princeton." even perry mason got one!
     
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    dad used to wrap his tires with tape!
     
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    As I understand it, he owned 20 % of McMullen and Gee & the company bought everybody out. ( Street Rodder magazine.. TRM )
     
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    Some pictures are reposted only after 2 or 3 pages, so what I do is just continue past the ones I have seen to the next one. Its really easier than blowing a fuse. With over 400,000 members here I am sure that someone has never seen them before.
    If we are going to get upset, make it worth the hassle....
    reposts are not the end of the world as we know it.
     
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  27. Maybe.... horse.jpg
     
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    ZACTLY!!!
     
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  30. bobbytnm
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    Its not blocked, take the exit off I-25 at the base of La Bajada, head towards Cochiti on Hwy 16 and then take the 1st road heading north to the east side of Cochiti lake. I think there is a sign there for Tetilla Peak or something like that. . This road will take you to the little community of La Bajada. Once you cross the bridge and the road heads west it will probably be closed off (the east side of Cochiti Lake is closed from October to middle of March). Turn on La Bajad Rd (unmarked) and work your way east past the community and keep your eyes out for where the road turns north towards the hills.
    You'll definitely need 4 wheel drive. I started up the road one day and only made it a couple of switch backs as the wife was getting nervous and was ready to get back to town. I'm hoping to explore that road sometime this year.

    Bobby
     
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