Mojave Desert "Route 66" Roadside Exhibit
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TravisGood
N 34° 35.400 W 115° 27.183
11S E 641868 N 3828664
Quick Description: A roadside exhibit along Route 66 in the Mojave Desert which commemorates aspects of the road through the desert.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/16/2007 5:38:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM1AKA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
Views: 80

Long Description:

I stumbled upon this when I noticed the only pull-out in the long, dry, hot stretch of Route 66 which crosses the Mojave Desert. There are six plates on the exhibit and there is one road sign which warns of rattle snakes. I wouldn't want to be caught here without lots of gas and plenty of water!

All the plates are pictured above but I've transcribed the first plate for you below:

The Story of Route 66

Commissioned in 1926 and soon dubbed "The Mother Road," Route 66 was a great asphalt river linking Chicago and Los Angeles - a highway of hope that led thousands of people to a new life.

You're standing on the site of one of the original Route 66 rest stops. Four covered picinic tables were located at this stop back in the 1950s. You can still see some of the concrete posts where they were anchored into the ground.

Stop a moment. Listen to the quiet. Experience the spirit of Route 66 that lives on in travelers of today.

Americana: Other Icon

Significant Interest: Memorial

Milestone or Marker: Other Icon

Web Site Address: Not listed

Address of Icon: Not listed

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