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

National Old Trails Hwy/Route 66

 
 
National Trails Hwy/Route 66 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
1. National Trails Hwy/Route 66 Marker
Inscription.  In the early 1920’s, an emigration to California started from the Midwest. Families packed up and headed West on National Old Trails Hwy., and proceeded right along Barstow’s Main street. The depression and dust storms of the 1930’s sent families to California seeking work. Some ended their journey in Barstow and made it their home. In 1926 the road traveled became Route 66, the “Mother Road”.
 
Erected 1998 by Barstow's Main Street Mural Project.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the U.S. Route 66 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
 
Location. 34° 53.933′ N, 117° 1.298′ W. Marker is in Barstow, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on East Main Street (Business Interstate 15), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 513 East Main Street, Barstow CA 92311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Harvey House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waterman Junction Becomes Barstow 1886
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(about 400 feet away); Christiansen Memorial Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Calico Mountain Mines (approx. 0.2 miles away); Father Garces (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jedediah Smith (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Charles Fremont (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mojave Runners (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barstow.
 
More about this marker. Barstow’s Main Street murals are intended to illustrate Barstow’s past and enhance its future. The murals line historic Route 66, the Mother Road. The murals depict aspects of the history of Barstow and the surrounding area. New murals are added annually.
 
Also see . . .  Main Street Murals. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
 
National Trails Hwy/Route 66 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
2. National Trails Hwy/Route 66 Marker
The National Trails Hwy/Route 66 Mural image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
3. The National Trails Hwy/Route 66 Mural
Barstow's Main Street Murals Directory image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
4. Barstow's Main Street Murals Directory
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Historic Murals on Route 66’s last existing
“Main St”
Illustrating Barstow’s Past to Enhance Its Future

Working to build pride and unity within our community and revitalize Historic Downtown Barstow through the preservation and celebration of our rich cultural heritage through education programs, walking tours, public art and festivals.

We welcome new members who appreciate the power of public art and have a vision for how it can become a revitalizing force in the community.
For further information Tel: 760 257 1052
www.mainstreetmurals.com
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,927 times since then and 170 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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