Mother Road Minute

Short Videocasts found on our social media channels; Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, Threads, X, and Tiktok. We’re spotlighting the events, people and places found along the Mother Road; Route 66 in one minute features.

Bagdad Cemetery

Bagdad Cemetery The city of Bagdad was bypassed in 1972 when Interstate 40 opened 20 miles to the north and the two-lane stretch of Route 66 through here became a deserted, seldom-used road between Amboy and Ludlow. Bagdad’s last buildings were eventually bulldozed into oblivion in 1991 and the only remains is this cemetery. The […]

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Amboy Crater

Amboy Crater Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark Amboy, California <script> I’m at the Amboy Crater in the California’s Mohave Desert, halfway between Barstow and Needles on Route 66. It was formed some 79,000 years ago. It stands 250 feet high, 1,500 feet wide and was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1973. This is a

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Bagdad Cafe

Bagdad Cafe This is the Bagdad Cafe, made famous by The International-award winning movie by the same name in 1987. The film featured CCH Pounder and Jack Palance. For history buffs, Bagdad is a former town on Route 66 east of ludlow that was bypassed by Interstate 40 and it originally did have a Bagdad Cafe,

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Ludlow Cafe

The Ludlow Cafe A must stop when traveling Route 66 in California’s Mohave Desert is the ghost town of Ludlow. Founded in 1882 as a water stop for steam locomotives it then served the mining industry until the 1940’s and then, serving travelers on the National Trails Highway. When Interstate 40 was built, it bypassed

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