Monday, June 29, 2009
Bowlin's Running Indian
An Alamogordo landmark if there ever was one! They have billboards all along leading up to it. The Running Indian is a gift shop that has been here probably since the 1950's. Their advertising used to be for miles, like the old Burma Shave signs. Bowlin's has stores in places like Akela Flats, Picacho Peak and Butterfield. They have been in business since the early 1900's. Bowlin's has several stores throughout NM. The one that springs to mind is the one with "The Thing" on the way to Tuscon. You can touch a past here and think of the days where it was so very desolate here and people were excited and happy to come across any sign of civilization!