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Goffs & its schoolhouse : the historic cultural center of the East Mojave desert

Author: Dennis G Casebier
Publisher: Essex, CA : Tales of the Mojave Road Pub. Co., ©1995.
Series: Tales of the Mojave Road, no. 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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The desert town of Goffs began in 1883 as a siding on the Southern Pacific Railway, then became a junction when the Nevada Southern was built to serve the mining towns to the north. In 1911 a school district was formed, and in 1914 a one-room mission-style schoolhouse was built, which soon came to serve a wide area of the desert for church services, dances and community gatherings. In 1923 the road through Goffs  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis G Casebier
ISBN: 0914224271 9780914224273
OCLC Number: 33375831
Notes: Names of students who attended Goffs School are listed on the lining pages.
Description: 176 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Top of the hill out of Needles --
Santa Fe expands in Goffs --
Goffs gets a school --
Autoists --
The teens --
Goffs booms --
The ups & downs of Goffs --
School daze --
The war years & decline of the schoolhouse --
Saved at the 11th hour --
Friends of the Mojave Road at Goffs --
Goffs in the words of contemporaries.
Series Title: Tales of the Mojave Road, no. 21.
Other Titles: Goffs and its schoolhouse
Historic cultural center of the East Mojave desert
Responsibility: by Dennis G. Casebier.

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The desert town of Goffs began in 1883 as a siding on the Southern Pacific Railway, then became a junction when the Nevada Southern was built to serve the mining towns to the north. In 1911 a school district was formed, and in 1914 a one-room mission-style schoolhouse was built, which soon came to serve a wide area of the desert for church services, dances and community gatherings. In 1923 the road through Goffs became Route 66, and it became an important stop on the way to Los Angeles. Then in 1931, Highway 66 (now Interstate 40) was realigned further south and the town began to decline. The school was closed in 1937 and fell into disrepair, but has been restored and is now a regional museum.

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