Gallup New Mexico

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Gallup (Navajo: Naʼnízhoozhí) is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 20,209 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of McKinley County.

 

Gallup was founded in 1891 as a railhead for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.

 

Gallup was the setting as the center of activity in a 2006 Sci Fi Channel mini-series The Lost Room starring Peter Krause.

 

Gallup is sometimes called the "Indian Capital of the World", for its location in the heart of Native American lands, and the presence of Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and other tribes.

 

Route 66 runs through Gallup, and the town's name is mentioned in the lyrics to the song, Route 66.

 

 

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