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

Needles El Garces Train Station

Needles, California

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 9, 2010
1. Needles El Garces Train Station Marker
Inscription.  Formerly one of the grandest Harvey House Hotel, Restaurant & Santa Fe Train Stations. The hotel and restaurant were open from 1908 to 1949. The train station closed in 1988.

Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeing.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway series list.
 
Location. 34° 50.421′ N, 114° 36.385′ W. Marker is in Needles, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is at the intersection of Quinn Court and G Street, on the right when traveling west on Quinn Court. Marker is on the northeast corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Needles CA 92363, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Cantilever Train Signal (a few steps from this marker); Citizens of Needles (within shouting distance of this marker); National Old Trails (approx. ¾ mile away); Oatman
Needles El Garces Train Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 9, 2010
2. Needles El Garces Train Station Marker
(approx. 8.8 miles away in Arizona); History of the Fort Mojave Tribe (approx. 12.3 miles away in Nevada); Von Schmidt State Boundary Monument (approx. 12.4 miles away); a different marker also named Von Schmidt State Boundary Monument (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
Needles El Garces Train Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 9, 2010
3. Needles El Garces Train Station Marker
Needles El Garces Train Station image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 9, 2010
4. Needles El Garces Train Station
Needles El Garces Train Station image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 9, 2010
5. Needles El Garces Train Station
Needles El Garces Train Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 25, 2019
6. Needles El Garces Train Station Marker
The old Route 66 Sign has been removed and replaced with this one. There is probably another one in the works from the Needles Chamber of Commerce.
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By Denise Boose, April 25, 2019
7. Needles El Garces Train Station Marker
El Garces Needles Harvey House has been restored with a Amtrak Waiting Room inside.
Needles El Garces Train image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 25, 2019
8. Needles El Garces Train
<i>Hotel El Gerces, Needles, California</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Newman Company, Los Angeles, circa 1909
9. Hotel El Gerces, Needles, California
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,270 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 22, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   6, 7, 8. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   9. submitted on May 3, 2019. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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