Old Route 66

Old Route 66 (HMY83)

Location: Amboy, CA 92304 San Bernardino County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 33.731', W 115° 32.666'

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Perhaps no other highway in the U.S. is as fabled as old Route 66. It has been immortalized in song, literature, and even a T.V. series as the main street of America. Automobiles came early to the desert, following the railroad with its reliable water sources. In the early 1900's the route was known as the National Old Trails Road. In 1926 it became U.S. Highway 66, and within a decade was paved all the way from L.A. to Chicago. Heavy travel by dustbowl emigrants led John Steinbeck to label it the Mother Road. Chambless, where you now stand, was a typical roadside stop. It was bypassed by Interstate 40 in 1973, and the Route 66 designation was officially dropped in 1985.
HM NumberHMY83
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the U.S. Route 66 series.
Marker Number65
Year Placed1992
Placed ByBilly Holcomb Chapter of The Ancient and Honorable Order E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 9:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 633531 N 3825454
Decimal Degrees34.56218333, -115.54443333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 33.731', W 115° 32.666'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 33' 43.86" N, 115° 32' 39.96" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 97101-97149 County Rte 66, Amboy CA 92304, US
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