Kern County, California

This 1940s postcard shows a busy commercial strip along Route 6 in Mojave.
A postcard view of 1940s Mojave focuses on a drug store that doubled as a bus station. Throughout its history, Mohave has been a transportation hub. The town was established in 1876 on the first Southern Pacific Railroad line to connect Los Angeles and San Francisco, which crossed the Tehachapi Pass just west of town.

Some signs of the old Route 6 roadside landscape remain today. A lonesome sign was the only thing left of White's Motel in Mojave in this July 1998 photo.

                          Another July 1998 scene in Mojave. 

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