Wednesday, August 25, 2010
In the early 1920s, an emigration to California started from the Midwest. Families packed up and headed West on National Old Trail Highways and proceeded right along Barstow’s main street. The depression and dust storms of the 1930’s sent families to California seeking work. Some ended their journey in Barstow and made it their home. In 1926, the road traveled became Route 66, the “Mother Road”.