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Gallup, NM

19 Apr

Gallup, NM is the Indian capital of the world, as they call it. The town is a hub of trading posts where the Indians from the surrounding pueblos come to sell their products, nowadays including beautiful art work that is sold further to tourists and collectors. El Rancho Hotel is a landmark. Built by the brother of Griffith, the movie magnat, it was the place to stay during the movie shoots in the 40-50s. Lots of famous names slept in the hotel’s beds like John Wayne, Katherine Hepburn, Ronald Regan, Spencer Tracy, Errol Flynn, Kirk Douglas, Gregory Peck, Humphrey Bogart, etc. Every room has a plate with one of the actor’s name. It is a very interesting experience to stay here!

El Rancho – The Western movie stars hotel

 

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Posted by on April 19, 2012 in Blog, USA

 

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