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

Rolarís “66” Gas Station

1940ís

 
 
Rolarís “66” Gas Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2017
1. Rolarís “66” Gas Station Marker
Inscription.  This was as close as Hesperia got to Route 66. In 1940, Leroy and Della Rolar opened a service station-cafe on this property to help serve increasing motorists' needs along Route 66. State Highway 31-C became U.S. Route 66 in 1928. Actually nothing changed then, only the roadway's name. The station lasted until 1949 when it was closed.
 
Erected 1996 by Hesperia Recreation and Park District. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 34° 24.49′ N, 117° 23.593′ W. Marker is in Hesperia, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Mariposa Road 0.2 miles north of Joshua Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hesperia CA 92345, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Millerís Corner (approx. 1.4 miles away); Original Hesperia Beginnings (approx. 2.7 miles away); John Brown Road Crossing (approx. 4.7 miles away); Original Water Supply Ditch
Rolarís “66” Gas Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2017
2. Rolarís “66” Gas Station Marker
(approx. 5 miles away); Hesperia Hotel Granite Stones (approx. 5.1 miles away); Walters Store & House (approx. 5.3 miles away); Hesperia Hotel (approx. 5.3 miles away); Hesperia Train Station (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hesperia.
 
Regarding Rolarís “66” Gas Station. The actual site was on the east side of I‐15 just south of Joshua Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on February 11, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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