Near Amboy in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Old Route 66
Erected 1992 by Billy Holcomb Chapter of The Ancient and Honorable Order E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 69.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
Location. 34° 33.731′ N, 115° 32.666′ W. Marker is near Amboy, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is at the intersection of National Trails Highway and Cadiz Road, on the right when traveling west on National Trails Highway. Touch for map. The marker is located about 78 miles east of Barstow, about 11 miles east of Amboy,
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Story of Route 66 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Amboy and Roy's Café (approx. 11.4 miles away).
More about this marker. Chambless was just another small stop on the "Main Street" of the USA and has not fared as well as some locations. There was an important discovery made in the 1980's. South of here is a large natural underground water storage basin, used at this time to water the large acreage of crops nearby. San Bernardino County officials are studying the basin for water storage.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
Also see . . . A YouTube Posting. The opening scene of the T.V. episode of Route 66 starring Martin Milner and George Maharas. (Submitted on July 19, 2010.)
Additional keywords. Route 66
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,191 times since then. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 4, 5. submitted on August 8, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.