Newberry Springs in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Westbound explorers and settlers first discovered this desert oasis while following the old Indian routes. It was in 1885, shortly after the Santa Fe Railroad laid track here, that this site (then called simply, "Water") began to supply potable water for arid points east, filling the tanks at section houses used by the steam locomotives. The advent of the automobile and Route 66 further helped the area to grow. The town, by then called Newberry, with its plentiful water supply was a welcome respite for travelers on Route 66. During its heyday in the 1950's, Newberry boasted five gas stations, four
The completion of Interstate 40 dealt a deathblow to Newberry Springs and many other small towns along Route 66. Today Newberry Springs serves locals and adventurous people who wander off the Interstate.
Erected 2012 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 143.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 34° 49.627′ N, 116° 41.198′ W. Marker is in Newberry Springs, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on National Trails Highway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44560 National Trails Highway, Newberry Springs CA 92365, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured Bagdad Cafe (approx. 2½ miles away); Forks of the Road (approx. 4.8 miles away); Historic Mojave River Road (approx. 7.7 miles away); Camp Cady (1860-1871) (approx. 9½ miles away); Daggett Garage (approx. 11½ miles away); Daggett (approx. 11.6 miles away); Calico Lives Again (approx. 13.1 miles away); Town of Calico (approx. 13.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newberry Springs.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 703 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 4. submitted on May 10, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.