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Ghost town along old Route 66 in New Mexico.
With the promise of the coming of Interstate 40 the people in these small towns that dotted the American southwest believed they would be prospered by the increase in traffic.
Instead they quickly learned that I40 was not the blessing they had hoped for, but a curse instead. Although I40 brought millions of cars a year, most passed these small towns by without ever stopping. Instead of Prosperity the new highway brought ruin, and many simply packed up and moved away.