Highway to Hell Gets Name Change U.S. 491 is a lone stretch of highway in the Four Corners region in the country's southwest, insignificant except for its name. It was U.S. 666 for nearly a century, until last week when New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado had the name changed. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson about exorcising the mark of the beast from the highway.
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Highway to Hell Gets Name Change

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U.S. 491 is a lone stretch of highway in the Four Corners region in the country's southwest, insignificant except for its name. It was U.S. 666 for nearly a century, until last week when New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado had the name changed. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson about exorcising the mark of the beast from the highway.