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Ma Millet's Cafe

Route 66/National Trails Rd. at Daggett/Yermo Rd., Daggett, CA
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This interesting liitle 1920s building at the intersection of National Trails Rd (Route 66) and Daggett Yermo Rd (A Street) was built by the Minneola Land Development Company as a real estate development marketing office. That doesn't see to have worked out too well.

The little building with it's Ski Lodge style roof is commonly known as the former Ma Millet's Cafe by Route 66 travelers. Marie (Ma) Millet turned her house into a cafe to feed travelers and the inspectors that worked at the agriculture inspection station. I haven't found a date for when she opened the "cafe" business. She closed her doors in May 1947.

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The interesting shape of the roof earned the building the informal Ski Lodge Roof House name.

Photo(s): Spring 2013

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