East Mountain Historical Society

East Mountain Historical Society
PO Box 106
Tijeras, NM 87059

Phone: Contact by Email or Mail

Web siteEast Mountain Historical Society

Institution Type: Historical Society


Description: The East Mountain Historical Society holds a small but important collection of black and white photographs documenting several iconic Route 66 sites and structures as they appeared along the highway’s Tijeras Canyon segment during the last 1920s and 1930s (although the highway was not aligned through the canyon until 1937). These include the Oasis Gas Station, the Barton Bean House, and Balanced Rock, which was used as an early billboard and later blown apart during the construction of Interstate 40.

Regions Covered: Route 66 in New Mexico

Type of Materials: Photographs

Time Periods: 20th century


Facility Hours:
By appointment only

Online Resources and Finding Aids: A small selection of images are available on the Society’s website.