SAN FIDEL, N.M. (AP) - A curio shop that sold Native American crafts during Route 66'sheyday has been listed on the National Register of HistoricPlaces.
The state Historic Preservation Division says the Acoma CurioShop in San Fidel was listed on the register because of itsassociation with events that contributed to the broad patterns ofhistory.
Interim State Historic Preservation Officer Jan Biella says theshop is associated with its exclusive trade with Acoma Pueblo. Itcatered to passing motorists and dealers who specialized in trading
Acoma goods along Route 66.
Lebanese immigrant Abdoo H. Fidel built an adobe building in1916 with a false metal mining front that made the shop astandout.
The curio shop operated from 1937 until 1941.
Today, the building houses an art gallery.
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