Monday – October 2nd
Got up early. Most beautiful sunrise have ever seen. Country still desert. Nothing but barren country. Hot day and bad roads. Reach Ludlow and Oasis where we have lunch. Roads little better after we pass Oasis. Get to Barstow about 4 o’clock. Get haircut and shave. The barber was from Tenn. Had been to W.S and several other towns in N.C. Boil on my hand some better. Ate supper and drove to Victorville where we camped. Had some tire trouble.
Approximate mileage 169 miles.
They continued on the Arrowhead Trail and National Old Trails Road until Barstow where these routes overlapped the Pike’s Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway and the Park to Park Overland Route. All of these routes followed the same roads to Los Angeles.
Oasis no longer exists. I believe it to be a rest area off of I 40 (Desert oasis rest area – Exit 28 near Troy Lake).
Tuesday October 3rd
Didn’t sleep much. Bed was on desert sand. Road from Victorville was paved to L.A. Stopped at a garage and had a magneto part put in the Ford. The towns are getting more numerous. Mostly in the valley. Very beautiful. Green grass, palm trees and flowers everywhere. Orange groves and grape vineyards all along the road. Go thru Riverside and Pasadena. Both are very beautiful towns. Fruit stands all along the road. Get to L.A. about 3 o’clock. Look over town some and locate in Lockwood auto camp.
Approximate mileage 124 miles.
They traveled on the Arrowhead Trail, the National Old Trails Road, the Pike’s Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway and the Park to Park Overland Route.
Lockwood Auto Camp was located at 2222 Parkside Avenue (3851 Mission Road) and was in Lincoln Heights.