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Description
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway pushed into this red rock mesa region in 1881 to use area coal deposits for its engines. Until then mostly stockmen had lived in the area; Gallup was a stage stop with nothing more than a saloon/general store called the Blue Goose. Coal mining and the presence of the railroad attracted settlers from other nations, giving the city an unusually cosmopolitan heritage.
The city is best known as the principal Navajo trading center—their vast reservation extends north and west into Arizona—as well as for the residents of nearby Zuni Pueblo. Gallup has more than 100 trading posts, shops and galleries; at many trading posts handmade articles ranging from rugs and baskets to turquoise jewelry are sold.
Visitor Info
Gallup Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau 106 W. Hwy. 66 GALLUP, NM 87301. Phone:(505)722-2228
Things to See
Gallup Cultural Center
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3510 Route 66. Gallup, NM 87301
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