Goffs Schoolhouse
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TravisGood
N 34° 55.250 W 115° 04.017
11S E 676575 N 3865968
Quick Description: Goffs Schoolhouse operated from 1914 to 1937, was restored in 1998, and was recently added to the National Historic Register.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/17/2007 6:05:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM1AMM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
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Long Description:

Goffs Schoolhouse served many communities while Route 66 passed through it from 1914 to 1937. When Route 66 was redirected to save eight miles of driving distance, the community of Goffs started to fade. Several caretaker owners kept the schoolhouse in tact over the years until finally an association came along and was able to restore it to what it had been in 1914. It is now open to the public and its grounds have on display many artifacts from the mining and ranching life of the era. Much more can be learned about this site at the link below.

Also, note the "Route 66 Roadside Attraction" sign in front of the schoolhouse. That was one of more than 50 signs placed along Route 66 in 2002 when Jim Conkle lead the The Route 66 Caravan from "pier to pier," Santa Monica to Chicago. This initiative had the goal of raising awareness of Route 66 and the need to preserve it for our heritage. You can learn more at http://www.cart66pf.org/66caravan/ .

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37198 Lanfair Road -- G15
Essex, CA USA
92332


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