Route 66 Museum Birthday and Old Town Festival Unite

The California Route 66 Museum celebreated it’s 18th Birthday with the annual classic car show,  joined by the city of Victorville’s Old Town Festival to bring out a big crowd. The beautiful day added to the enjoyment as people looked at the pre-1975 cars, trucks, motorcyles and other vehicles.

The event featured live music and other performances, and the museum was open for people to browse among the historical displays.

Old Town Victorville walking tours went from Mormon Springs Rock (8th & C), snaked along 8th, 7th, 6th, C, B & A, Forrest & Yucca, then down to D street. Historical Points along the route included the Fire Museum, Green Spot Motel, Santa Fe Trading Post (formerly a Route 66 filling station), McDougal Cottage, the Old Victor School, St. Joan of Arc Church, Chantry House (oldest house in VV), the first church, El Rancho Theatre, Barrel House, and sites of the roller rink and Crystal Plunge swimming pool.

At the Museum, groups studied panoramic photos of old Victorville, noting that D Street and 7th Street were the happening places to be.

The Victorville Fire Department Museum has vintage fire trucks and equipment and artifacts on display.

Visit the Route 66 museum at www.califrt66museum.org, or call (760) 951-0436. Find the Victorville FDM on Facebook, or at www.ci.victorville.ca.us, and search “museum,” or call (760) 955-5229.

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