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Essex, Danby & Cadiz Summit, CA

These three communities are on a closed section of Route 66 due to bridges being flood damaged during the 2017 monsoon season. I'll update this info as soon as I can as the road reopens.
xBusiness District
Route 66 at Essex Rd.
These little communities make it painfully clear that the "Main Street of America" moved on without them ... read more
xWayside Cafe & Market
Route 66 & Essex Road
June Wellington's Wayside Cafe, station and market dates back to the 1930s ... read more

About 9.5 miles west of Essex

xOld Gas Station
Route 66 at Danby Rd.
This old gas station doesn't look like much at first glance, but there's a cool looking mural under the canopy ... read more

Cadiz Summit:
About 8.25 miles west of Danby

xHistoric Marker
Route 66
Here's a lesson in Geology, Plants, Animals, Wilderness, Paleontology & Native American History all in one historic marker ... read more
xCadiz Summit Ruins
Route 66
Public participation art or graffiti? Stop, spend a few minutes, check out the ruins, take a few photos, then you decide ... read more

East < GO > West

xStay tuned, there's more to come!  

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.