Contributed By Marcella Taylor
On Saturday November 2, as part of the Old Town Festival in conjunction with the Route 66 Car Show, two walking tours of Old Town Victorville took place.
They left from the Mormon Springs Rock on the corner of 8th and C and ended at the Route 66 Museum, snaking up and down 8th, 7th, 6th, to C, B, A, Forrest, Yucca, and back down to D, stopping at the numerous Historical Points of Interest sites all along the route. Some highlights were the Fire Museum (formerly the VV Fire Station), the Green Spot Motel, the Santa Fe Trading Post (formerly a Route 66 filling station,) the McDougal Cottage, the Old Victor School, St. Joan of Arc Church, the Chantry House (the oldest house in VV), the first Victorville Church, the El Rancho Theatre, the Barrel House, and the sites of the Roller Rink and Crystal Plunge Swimming Pool.
Back at the Museum, the groups studied the panoramic photos of old Victorville, noting that D Street and 7th Street were the happening places to be.