Daggett

Daggett is a small town in the Mojave Desert located approximately eight miles east of Barstow on I-40. It is easily overlooked by those using Route 66 as a travel theme and yet the “Mother Road” passes right through the town.

Daggett

Scenes around Daggett:

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    Approaching intersection of Daggett-Yermo Road & Route 66
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    Old buildings from 1890s in downtown Daggett
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    The old Daggett Garage, built in the 1880s
  • Daggett Ditch
    The “Daggett Ditch” aqueduct project from the 1890s
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    Daggett Museum
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    Daggett’s Pioneer Cemetery

Daggett is a small town in the Mojave Desert located approximately eight miles east of Barstow on I-40,
(See Regional Map). It is easily overlooked by those using Route 66 as a travel theme and yet the “Mother Road” passes right through the town.

Daggett is the parent community of the Mojave Valley. For nearly 40 years Daggett was the hub of the Mojave Desert. It was the recognized commercial center, the outfitting point for mines in Death Valley, the Calicos, Vanderbilt and dozens of other locations.

The remnants of this past glory are preserved by the Historical Society, the Daggett Museum and privately by a number of longtime residents of the community. Today the town is home to a modern airport, solar generating plants, agriculture, light industry and is at the junction of two major railroad lines. I-40 carries travelers to Needles, CA and points east while I15, a few miles to the north carries traffic to Las Vegas, NV and on to Salt Lake City.

A few hours spent exploring this community is well worth the effort and bound to yield memorable experiences to the Route 66 enthusiast and other travelers.

What is there to see in Daggett?

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