Historic Route 66 - Iron Hog Saloon - Oro Grande, California, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 34° 37.788 W 117° 20.664
11S E 468431 N 3832044
Quick Description: 'Iron Hog Saloon' - Formerly the 'Lost Hawg Saloon' Located alongside The National Trails Hwy, Route 66, Oro Grande, California, USA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/22/2014 12:47:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMN3YF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
The Iron Hog Saloon building, was originally a Case farm equipment Dealership & McClintock's BBQ from 1931 to 1944. Some of the buildings nearby were used in the 2000 film Erin Brockovich.

Located alongside Route 66 in Oro Grande, California.

From the Californian Route 66 Web Site:
"Oro Grande (Grand Gold in English) was named for the high hopes of the early prospectors who came through the area. Unfortunately the gold mines in the area never turned out to be all that grand. In the late 1880's a limestone quarry replaced the gold mines as the reason for the town's existence. The demand for cement for construction projects in Southern California at the turn of the century prompted the formation of the first cement company in Oro Grande in 1906. Cement rather than gold became the main economic reason for Oro Grande. The Riverside Cement Co. is still in operation and the Santa Fe tracks that parallel the town are busy with trains carrying the powder. There are numerous businesses still located here that owe their existence to Route 66 too.
The Iron Hog Saloon (formerly the Lost Hawg) is still going strong on Route 66. Originally the Iron Hog biker bar was the Case farm equipment dealership in the 1930s and 1940s. The building is said to have been built in 1931." Text Source: (visit link)

Street Address:
20849 National Trails Highway, Oro Grande, California, USA.
Program: America's Byways

Website: [Web Link]

Official Name: Historic Route 66

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