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Daggett, CA

Daggett dates back to the 1860's. Route 66 runs south of the railroad tracks on the later alignment of the National Old Trails highway. Most of the historic sites are north of the tracks on Santa Fe Ave., which is the original N.O.T. highway.
xInspection Station
D Street & Route 66
Countless millions of motorists were required to stop here and and dispose of any fruits, vegetables, or plants they ... read more
xSportsman's Club
Route 66 & D St.
The building on the right was the Sportsman's Club at one point. Even the sign was pretty much gone ... read more
xKelly's Cafe & Motel
National Trails Hwy. (Rt. 66) at B St.
In 1947 James & Elsie Kelly opened their Kelly's cafe here. They also built a motel and put this huge sign to ... read more

Side Trip:
Turn north on Daggett-Yermo Road (at the stop sign) and cross the tracks to Santa Fe Ave. to see landmarks in the historic business district.

xDesert Market
35596 Santa Fe Ave.
The Spanish style Desert Market was rebuilt of solid concrete after a fire in 1908, making it the first fireproof building the ... read more
xThistle / Peoples General Store
Santa Fe Ave.& Mill St.
The old Peoples General Store was built after a huge fire in 1908 destroyed it and the Stone Hotel next ... read more
xStone Hotel
Santa Fe Avenue
Built in around 1800, with 24 inch thick walls. Earlier in it's history it was a two story building ... read more
xDaggett Garage
Santa Fe Ave.
The Daggett Garage has stood in this spot since about 1912 after the building had been moved twice since it's ... read more
xDaggett Museum
33703 2nd St.
The museum is open on Sat & Sun 11-4. Take Mill St. by the Desert Market, north to 2nd St and north about one ... read more

Back on 66:
Make a U-turn and backtrack to Daggett-Yermo Road and 66 the head west.

xMa Millet's Cafe
National Trails Rd. at Daggett/Yermo Rd.
Marie Millet turned her house into a cafe to feed travelers and the inspectors that worked at the ... read more
35405 National Trails Hwy. (Route 66)
This appears to have been a gas station - garage at one point and according to the sign at the time this photo was taken ... read more

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x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.