Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Ludlow, CA

In the middle of the desert is Ludlow, on I-40. The top pic is the Murphy Building, built IIRC in 1923. The last time I took a look at it the front was still standing and it wasn't fenced off. The photo didn't turn out but it still says "Murphy Bros" on the side.
The other pics are old US-66. The LA Times had an article on Ludlow back in the day and the Chevron station doesn't sell beer. The owner didn't want the blood on his conscious if drivers would buy beer at his station, drive and crash and die. I'm sure in the summer he could sell a rail car or two of beer a week. There's not much left to Ludlow.

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