The general Amboy locale was first settled in 1858 by a group of salt miners, but the town was not established until 1883. A locating engineer for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad created the town as one of a series of railroad stations that were to be built across the Mojave Desert.Read More
The Mojave Desert
The Mojave is a desert of wind, temperature extremes, Joshua Trees and solitude. When most people hear the word ‘desert,’ images of tumbleweeds, rattlesnakes and bleak desolation typically come to mind. In reality, the Mojave is anything but a wasteland. Amongst the sand and sagebrush lie many places of beauty and wonder, and of historic importance. Some are the result of time and the elements, some are the result of man and his efforts to live in the Mojave, both in recent and prehistoric times. Let’s go see what we can find.