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Mojave Desert Communities:
Oro Grande, California
Oro Grande is an unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California, United States. It lies on the city boundary of Victorville and Adelanto. It is at an elevation of 2884 ft. in the Victor Valley north of the San Bernardino mountain range. It is located on old Route 66 near Interstate 15 between Victorville and Barstow.
Former Route 66 Motel
On the east side of the road (this would be on the right as you head towards Helendale) is a little place that used to be a beer bar, but has since been converted into a residence. Johnny Rogers, Sagebrush Annie's boyfriend after her husband died, was killed on the road here when he ran head-on into a big rig. The place was popular in the late 1940s and early ‘50s for birthday parties, anniversaries, and such. Later it got the reputation of catering to a rough crowd. *
Bar & saloon
Formerly the Lost Hawg, a biker bar. Although it has been redecorated many times, this is one of the early buildings along the highway. It has been owned by the same family since 1944. About that time it housed the dealership for Case farm equipment.
It later became McClintock's Restaurant, and recently has been renamed the Iron Hog, although there is a sign on the highway that refers to the earlier name of Mc Clintock's. The sign was put there to draw attention to the fact that this is an historical site on old Route 66. According to the owner, the structure was built in about 1931. *
Old trail to river
Railroad bridge accross Route 66
* SAGEBRUSH ANNIE AND THE SAGEBRUSH ROUTE - By Richard D. Thompson
Silver Mountain becomes Oro GrandeFollowing the completion of his duties as road overseer, the Captain returned to his mining pursuits. Lane's (Silver Mountain) Mining ...
Oro Grande-Silver MountainThe mill was operational by April 15 on ore from the Oro Grande and Oro Fino gold mines located in the Silver Mountain ...
Oro Grande California Pioneer CemeteryOld West > Cemeteries > Oro Grande < Victor Valley - West Mojave ghost town - graveyard - oro grande - victorville - mojave river - route 66 - mojave desert ...
Mojave Desert pioneer cemeteries and graveyardsIn the wide opening of the Mojave River in the small town of Oro Grande, this cemetery sits nearly forgotten. Daggett Pioneer Cemetery - Barstow - West Mojave ...
Helendale BluffsSandstone formation along Mojave River between Victorville and Barstow.
Mojave RiverOro Grande Bryman Helendale Silver Lakes Hodge Lenwood Barstow Yermo Daggett Newberry Springs Mojave River photo tours. Deep Creek Canyon ...
Calico Ghost Town HistoryAt first the ore from the Silver King Mine was hauled to Oro Grande, 40 miles away, but in 1882 a ten-stamp mill was erected beside the Mojave River at Daggett.
Pioneer of the Mojave... Pioneer of the Mojave is a history of the events on the High Desert during his lifetime, including the origins of Oro Grande and the first settlements in what later ...
San Bernardino County Mining HistoryLarge deposits of gold have been mined at Stedman and Vanderbilt, with smaller but still important deposits at Alvord, Oro Grande, Old Dad Mountain, Dale and ...
Daggett Museum - Daggett CaliforniaThe Calico Railroad (later called the Daggett-Calico Railroad) started in 1888, to haul ore from Calico to the Oro Grande Milling Company, located across the ...
San Bernardino CountyLucerne Valley - Ludlow - Morongo Valley - Mountain Home Village - Mountain Pass - Newberry Springs - Nipton - Oak Hills - Oro Grande - Parker Dam - Phelan ...
Part-time ProspectorSilver Mountain becomes Oro Grande. Following the completion of his duties as road overseer, the Captain returned to ... Land and Water Rights Along the ...
Like the Rest of CaliforniaYoung Jackson, traveling the Mojave Trail from Utah, narrated that near the present Oro Grande on the Mojave River, a rancher had several captive squaws, one ...
Mojave Desert Cities and TownsCities, towns and communities in the Mojave High Desert.
Stamp MillAt first the ore from the Silver King Mine was hauled to Oro Grande, 40 miles away, but in 1882 a ten-stamp mill was erected beside the Mojave River at .
Mojave Desert Mining Historysome say he picked up a rock to kill a rattlesnake and found ore--Franklin somehow found what he thought was a vein of ... 1872: Oro Grande-Silver Mountain ...
Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 95, Number 60, 22 April 1898
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