Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
Eagle Nest, New Mexico. “People like to drive because driving is actually and symbolically an almost perfect mechanism for escape…there is probably no human being who does not have troubles, real or imagined, from which he at times feels the need to flee.” George R. Stewart.


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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

1958 Chevrolet Brookwood. Cimarron, New Mexico.

Posted the Delray (sedan) edition of the '58 Chevy last week. And a couple years back Autoliterate found another '58 Chevy wagon--a Yeoman--in Maine. There's not a lot left of Cimarron NM, but this was one of the places that put the Wild into Wild West, back in the 1870s, and the Colfax County War. In those days the local magnate was Charles Beaubien--Don Carlos--a fur trader who found his way out to New Mexico from St Jean Baptiste de Nicolet, Quebec in the 1820s, married into an old Taos family and ended up with a enormous grant of land on the eastern flank of Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Cimarron is a Spanish or Spanish version of an Apache word meaning....Wild.

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