Near Amboy in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
National Natural Landmark
Please, take only pictures
Leave only foot prints on trails.
Erected 1998 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with Bureau of Land Management Needles Field Office. (Marker Number 92.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the National Natural Landmarks series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1500.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amboy CA 92304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Amboy and Roy's Café (approx. 2.1 miles away).
Regarding Amboy Crater. The crater received its name from the nearby railroad station. The names of the stations from here to Arizona state line were originally in alphabetical order. They were named after places "back east." Amboy had a post office established in 1904 after being denied one in 1903. From 1916 to 1960 it is estimated four million tons of salt were mined and shipped from near here. In 1972 the town was by-passed with the new freeway about 11 miles north of here. It is about 1/2 mile to the crater. SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
Also see . . . A Visit to Amboy Crater. A YouTube driving/hiking tour of the Amboy Crater. You'll see the lava flow and you can actually hike to the bottom of the crater. (Submitted on July 21, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 835 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1. submitted on December 19, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 2. submitted on December 25, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 3. submitted on December 26, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 4, 5. submitted on December 25, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.