Route 66 in the Mojave
Touring Needles to Victorville

Fenner to Amboy

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Goffs Road rejoins National Trails Highway.

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Essex was founded by Jim Craig. After his car broke down near here, Craig decided Essex would be a good place to open a gas station. He returned with his family and began pumping gas out of 50 gallon barrels. Later, Craig built the post office and gas station that still stand at the site.

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Danby. From the old gas station and store here, you can see the true Danby down by the railroad tracks.

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Cadiz Summit was built by George and Minnie Tienken, who moved their business (building and all) to this location from Goffs after the 1931 realignment of Route 66. Vandals and the harsh desert elements have left their mark on the ruins.

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Chambless was founded by James A. Chambless as a gas station/hotel. More recently, it operated as a Mexican restaurant until its owner up and vanished. The cabins are rented to farm workers of the nearby Cadiz vineyards.

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Road Runner Cafe

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Amboy was originally a support community and rail siding for local mines. Roy's Cafe and Hotel — owned and operated by Buster Burris from 1938 to 1995 — is now owned by Walt Wilson and Tim White. Wilson and White market the town as a film location.


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