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Route 66 Hector Mines Quake October 17, 1999

Below are photos taken on 10/17/99 of Route 66 near Ludlow, California, one day after a large 7.0 earthquake struck the Hector Mines area of California at 2:46 a.m.  The Route 66 town of Ludlow, a few miles north of the epicenter, sustained minor damage according to news services. 

Business appeared to be going on as usual this Sunday.  The Ludlow Coffee Shop showed signs of broken window panes in the front, however customers were eating inside as they would on an ordinary day.  The neighboring business also displayed no external signs of damage.

A bit further east, the Old Ludlow Cafe, a garage, and other ruins looked the same as they did just two weeks prior. 10-99

 

Route 66 facing east near the road closure
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Closed bridge 11mi east of Ludlow
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The "road closed" signs near bridge
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Possibly the derailed trains
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Equipment near Hector Road
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Ludlow Coffee Shop
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Close-up shows broken panes near top
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Ludlow Cafe... appears unscathed by temblor
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Garage next to cafe also shows no damage
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Abandoned shack across from cafe
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Bagdad Cafe in Newberry Springs  was open for business
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Film shoot next to Bagdad Cafe
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

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