Route 66

Amboy California Ghost Town

On our Route 66 road trip to the west coast, we found our way to a curious little town called Amboy. First settled in 1858 and established in 1883, Amboy has a long history nestled between the towns of Barstow and Needles. Hang with me here for a brief bit of history: The town was […]

Route 66 Ghost Towns – Part 2

(Click on the map markers to see locations. Click to jump to that town in this post.) Lela, TX Lela, originally known as Story, Texas, sprung up at the turn of the century due to the railroads. The town had access to water, and boasted a school and post office. However, the nearby town of […]

Route 66 Ghost Towns – Part 1

Route 66, also known as “The Mother Road” or “Main Street of America,” was one of the original highways in the US. It was first established in 1926 and connected Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. It was a pathway for immigration during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s and a popular tourism route in […]