Route 66 in the Mojave
Touring Needles to Victorville

U.S. 95 to Fenner

Exit Goffs Road. Take 95 North.

Arrowhead Junction. Turn Left.

Goffs. There is simply too much to be said about Goffs to include it all in this tour.

As you enter town, on the right, is the Goffs Cafe and Market, recently re-opened for business. Across the tracks — at the corner of Goffs and Lanfair roads — is the Goffs Schoolhouse. Built in 1914 by San Bernardino County, the schoolhouse has been restored and is currently the headquarters for the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association. The propery contains a massive collection of both historical texts and artifacts.

You need to make an appointment to tour the Goffs Schoolhouse, something you won’t want to miss.

This is the new location of Fenner, a good stop for gas and refreshments. Fenner was originally a water stop and siding on the railroad across the freeway.

As you continue along the tour you might notice that the names of the town start to form a pattern. So far it's been Goffs and Fenner. Next you'll go to Essex, then Danby and Cadiz. It's easier to see if you're travel west to east. Starting at Amboy the railroad had watering holes every 5 miles or so, these were named in alphabetica order; Amboy, Bristol, Cadiz, Danby, Essex, Fenner, Goffs, Homer, Ibex, Java, and Klienfelter. Since the original National Trails Road which later became Route 66 ran along the rails many of the water stops evolved into the towns you are traveling through.

Goffs Road rejoins National Trails Highway.

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