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According to the Associated Press, motorists recently performed double takes on Interstate 40 and Route 66 in New Mexico.
Albuquerque’s name was misspelled on an updated state Department of Transportation sign that was installed last week and directed traffic to the city.
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How so? The solitary “R” in the word was omitted.
The sign read “Albuqueque” rather than the correct spelling of the city’s name, Albuquerque.
People informed the department of the error on the highway sign over the phone and by email, according to the AP.
According to Kimberly Gallegos, a department representative, the sign was visible to drivers on the parallel roadways, the AP added in a “oddities” story.
This week, a revised sign was put up, according to her, at no charge.
Gallegos replied, “I don’t remember this happening before.
She told the AP, “But I honestly think this was simply a simple error.
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The spelling of the city’s name has been incorrect before.
Additionally, someone posted on social media with his own error: “These things hapened.”
There used to be another “R” in the name of Albuquerque.
According to the city’s website, King Philip of Spain granted colonists permission to start a new hamlet on the banks of the Rio Grande in 1706.
Francisco Cuervo y Valds, the colony’s governor, informed Spain’s Duke of Alburquerque in a letter that the colony had been renamed La Villa de Alburquerque in his honor.