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
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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the U.S. Route 66 series lists.
Location. 34° 49.627′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44560 National Trails Highway, Newberry Springs CA 92365, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bagdad Café, Newberry Springs, California (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.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on July 9, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, 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.