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Amboy in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Amboy and Roy's Café

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 9, 2010
1. Amboy and Roy's Café Marker
Inscription. Amboy, settled as early as 1858, became a water stop when the Southern Pacific Railroad laid its tracks through the Cadiz Valley in 1883-84. Following the course of the railroad and the National Old Trails Highway, Route 66 was opened in 1926. Amboy soon saw heavy traffic along "The Mother Road" as flivvers, dust bowl emigrants, soldiers and vacationers made their way through the Mojave Desert. Facilities included a café, service station, school, motel and post office. Water was hauled by rail from Newberry Springs, 50 miles to the west.

Roy's had served travelers along Route 66 from the beginning. Opened by Roy Crowl and later operated by Roy's son-in-law Buster Burris, Roy's has provided hot food, a cold drink, and gasoline to many a weary sojourner. Motorist could spend the night at the motel while vehicles of all types were serviced at the garage. Even after interstate 40 bypassed the town in 1973, Roy's has served as a welcome oasis in the lonely stretch of desert.
 
Erected 2006 by Billy Holcomb Chapter - E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 126.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 34° 33.513′ N, 115° 44.646′ W. Marker is in
Amboy and Roy's Café Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 9, 2010
2. Amboy and Roy's Café Marker
Amboy, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on National Trails Highway - Historic Route 66 near Old Amboy Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amboy CA 92304, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Amboy Crater (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Route 66 (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Roys' and the Town of Amboy. Currently the town of Amboy is owned by Albert Okura. He is dedicated to preserving Amboy in a 1950's look and feel and is restoring the site to it's former glory. Links are also offered taking the reader to history, photos and additional information of the area. (Submitted on July 19, 2010.) 

2. The Historic Route 66 - The Mother Road. A turn-by-turn road description guiding the visitor from Chicago to Los Angeles along with links to photos, history and additional information. (Submitted on July 19, 2010.) 

3. Route 66 Through The Mojave Desert. Legends of America takes the reader on Historic Route 66 through the Mojave Desert. (Submitted on July 19, 2010.) 
 
Additional keywords. Route 66
 
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Amboy and Roy's Café image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 9, 2010
3. Amboy and Roy's Café
Amboy and Roy's Café image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 9, 2010
4. Amboy and Roy's Café
Motel Cottages and the Roy's Sign image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
5. Motel Cottages and the Roy's Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,141 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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