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

Needles El Garces Train Station, Needles, California

Route 66 Roadside Attraction

 
 
Needles El Garces Train Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Erected 2003 by Hampton Hotels Save-a-Landmark program.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, the Route 66 Roadside Attractions, and the U.S. Route 66 series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
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
Needles El Garces Train Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 9, 2010
2. Needles El Garces Train Station Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Citizens of Needles (within shouting distance of this marker); National Old Trails (approx. Ύ mile away); Oatman (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.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 9, 2010
3. Needles El Garces Train Station Marker
Needles El Garces Train Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 9, 2010
4. Needles El Garces Train Station
Needles El Garces Train Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, April 25, 2019
5. 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.
Needles El Garces Train Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, April 25, 2019
6. Needles El Garces Train Station
El Garces Needles Harvey House has been restored with a Amtrak Waiting Room inside.
Needles El Garces Train Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, April 25, 2019
7. Needles El Garces Train Station
<i>Hotel El Gerces, Needles, California</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Newman Company, Los Angeles, circa 1909
8. Hotel El Gerces, Needles, California
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,375 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5, 6, 7. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   8. submitted on May 3, 2019. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 25, 2022