A suspicious fire Tuesday destroyed the landmark but long-closed Goffs General Store in the Mojave Desert village of Goffs, California. Here's the initial report from San Bernardino County Fire: Numerous 911 callers stated smoke and fire showing from a vacant store. Crews arrived to find a vacant building approximately 50% involved. The building, formerly the … Continue reading Fire destroys long-closed Goffs General Store
As many readers know, flash flooding in September 2014 destroyed dozens of bridges and made huge stretches of old Route 66 in California's Mojave Desert impassable for months. Fifteen months later, all of Route 66 in the desert is open except for a section west of Ludlow, California -- which can be bypassed via the north … Continue reading Will the Mountain Springs Road section of Route 66 reopen?
Long sections of historic Route 66 that were closed in mid-September because of extensive flood damage may reopen by late November, reported The Press-Enterprise. The newspaper had more details about the damage: In some spots there are holes large enough to swallow one of the motorcycles belonging to tourist groups that regularly retrace the Western … Continue reading Route 66 in Mojave may reopen by late November
Severe seasonal flooding closed a section of old Route 66 between Essex and Ludlow in Southern California's Mojave Desert, and it may be weeks or even months before it reopens, according to one news source in the area. Zachnews, based in Needles, California, reports more than 40 bridges and some of the Route 66 roadbed … Continue reading Route 66 in Mojave may be closed for months