Meadowmom

Meadowmom

Posted on 03/23/2016


Photo taken on January  1, 2000


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houses
Route 66
Daggett
Grapes of Wrath
Mojave Trails NM


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Photo replaced on March 23, 2016
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The Mother Road - 3

The Mother Road - 3
Memories of the grand and terrible old days, the 1930s. This was a restaurant on Route 66 in Daggett, California.

In John Steinbeck’s great novel about Route 66, Grapes of Wrath, the Joad family would have chugged past this place without stopping. Like thousands of others, they were fleeing the Great Depression and the drought-caused Dust Bowl, going west across the desert in a hopeless old automobile with little food, almost no money. Restaurants were not for them.

Another Daggett relic from the ‘30s, possibly a gas station, is in the note on the photo.

Within the new Mojave Trails National Monument.

Tim Hanko, Pam J, William Sutherland, Marie-claire Gallet have particularly liked this photo


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William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Phenomenal capture and PIP!
22 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Amazing design !

Interesting in that many came from here (OK) and went "west" and now... many of the little kids that did that..... are retired.. and coming back here.

They grew up in CA.. lived and worked and raised their own families.. but saw their money going nowhere for retirement.. so they have sold up for good money that goes 5 times further back here.

The world turns....
22 months ago.
HappySnapper
HappySnapper
Must admit I'm rather struck by this building, never guessed it was once a restaurant but there is a certain charm about it. As for PIP! had to look it up and choose any one of 139 abbreviation explanations. "Picture in Picture" will suffice though.
22 months ago.