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Duarte in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Trails Restaurant

 
 
The Trails Restaurant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 12, 2005
1. The Trails Restaurant Marker
Inscription. The Trails Restaurant started small, but vigorous in 1952 on land acquired in unincorporated territory along a two lane road known as Highway 66. A welcome stop for travelers, the steak house earned a reputation for its hefty portions, thick soups, crusty cheese bread, and lounge entertainment. When travelers abandoned Route 66 for the new faster freeways, The Trails relied on loyal local patrons.

Unexpectedly, in 2001, owners Edith Brothers and Robert Basha announced the closing of their 50 year venture, claiming it to be a financial burden. Despite pleas by preservationists and Route 66 buffs, the furnishings were sold at auction and the structure demolished in 2002, paving the way for a housing development.

This plaque is sponsored by Bowden Development Inc. and the Duarte Historical Society commemorating The Trails, as one of Duarte's last Route 66 icons.
 
Erected by Bowden Development Inc. and the Duarte Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 34° 8.39′ N, 117° 57.092′ W. Marker is in Duarte, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Huntington Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
The Trails Restaurant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 12, 2005
2. The Trails Restaurant Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2519 Huntington Drive, Duarte CA 91010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seabiscuit (approx. 5.3 miles away); Santa Anita During World War II (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Frederick G. Exner Memorial Windmill (approx. 6.9 miles away); El Monte (approx. 6.9 miles away); William Workman Home (approx. 8.3 miles away); Workman Family Cemetery (approx. 8.3 miles away); Michelson Pier on Mount Wilson (approx. 8.4 miles away); Benjamin Davis Wilson (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Trails Restaurant. Photograph collection of the Trails Restaurant and sites along Route 66. (Submitted on February 10, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Places
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 847 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on February 10, 2012. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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