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BARSTOW HOTELS

Best Western Desert Villa Inn
1984 East Main Street

Comfort Inn Barstow
1431 E Main St

Barstow Days Inn
1590 Coolwater Ln.

Econo Lodge Barstow
1230 E. Main St.

Good Nite Inn Barstow
2551 Commerce Parkway

Holiday Inn Express Barstow, Ca-Historic Route 66
1861 W. Main St.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Barstow, Ca
2700 Lenwood Road

Quality Inn Barstow
1520 E. Main St.

Ramada Inn Barstow
1511 East Main Street

Red Roof Inn Barstow, Ca
2551 Commerce Parkway

Super 8 Motel - Barstow
170 Coolwater Ln

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Valley Wells, California -- Valley Wells is a rest stop on Highway 15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Clean and convenient, there are picnic tables that overlook the beautiful cacti, fields and mountains of the Mojave Desert.  This popular roadside refuge was once a very different place. According to a roadside plaque located at this facility, Valley Wells was once popular for mining of copper.  A nearby city with restaurants, hotels, shopping and attractions is Barstow.

Below is information contained on the plaque:

 

In the late 1860's copper was discovered on the Clark Mountain and Clark Mining District was organized. Ore was rich but high transportation costs soon caused mining to cease. In the late 1890's the railroad came within 30 miles and the original strike, the Copper World Mine, was reopened. Two wells were sunk and in 1899 a 50-ton smelter was built, treating ore hauled by 20-mule teams. In 1917 a 100-ton furnace was built, but was in use only a short while. In 1894, Valley Wells, formerly known as Rosalie, became headquarters of the Yates Ranch Cattle Co.  Ranching ceased around 1950.  The Copper World reopened in 1977 and there is large scale production of gold and rare-earth minerals in the Clark District up to the present day.

Information by the Billy Holcomb chapter of the ancient and honorable order of E Clampus Vidus in cooperation with Caltrans District 8.