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Santa Rosa , the "City of Natural Lakes", is a town (pop. about 3000) in northeastern New Mexico. The nickname sounds improbable for a town in the middle of some very dry country, but it's appropriate because of the presence of the Blue Hole and several other lakes based on springs. Santa Rosa is on historic Route 66.

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  1. Santa Rosa is known as"The Scuba Diving Capital of the Southwest" and "City of Natural Lakes".
  2. Santa Rosa is known for the Blue Hole, an 81-foot-deep natural artesian spring that at 62 degrees, allows for year-round scuba diving.
  3. Santa Rosa’s stretch of Route 66 is forever memorialized in American film history in Steinbeck’s epic novel, Grapes of Wrath with a memorable train scene.

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