current station replaced a service garage in 1920 and was a very
popular place for automobile service. Many persons living in California
today are descendants of the dust bowl, the depression and two
Nov. 11, 2009, the Santa Monica Pier was designated as the official
Western Terminus of Route 66 by the Route 66 Alliance, an organization
that promotes and preserves the historic roadway between Chicago
and Santa Monica, Calif.