Nomad Motel
Title:
Nomad Motel
Needles California (CA), Jumbo/Large Format unused


Santa Fe Limited and Station
Title:
Santa Fe Limited and Station
Needles California (CA), Divided Back unused



The Santa Fe Limited
Title:
The Santa Fe Limited
Needles California (CA), Divided Back unused

Description:
The town of Needles is but a few miles beyond the Colorado River in California. It is a division point on the Santa Fe. Close to Needles live the remnant of the once powerful and warlike tripe of Indians, the Mojaves, now beggarly hangers-on to civilization, who love to congregate around the trains and offer their wares to passengers. River boats ply between the town and the Gulf of California.


Needles Railroad Depot
Title:
Needles Railroad Depot
Needles California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
The Colorado River had a great history with its flotilla of river boats, there were 15 paddle wheel boats on the river from 1851 to 1909. It was the building of the railraods in the 1880s that started the great western land rush. At one time the price for a ticket from the Mississippi River west was $5.00 on the Santa Fe. It was in 1913 when Needles obtained the Transcontinental Highway, Highway 66, the same year the town was incorporated. The Santa Fe adopted the pullman car but had no use for the dining cars. The trains made three stops a day at the chain of Harvey Houses that were located in the depots across the west. It was said that one never got a bad cup of coffee at a Harvey House. Today these are a thing of the past along with the ornated depots that were the vogue in the late 1800s. Stations of this period were considered a status symbol by the local chamber of commerce.



El Garces, Fred Harvey Hotel
Title:
El Garces, Fred Harvey Hotel
Needles California (CA), Linen PM 1946 Jan-07

Description:
El Garces, the Fred Harvey Hotel at Needles, California, is named after Padre Francisco Garces, a noted Spanish priest who made several journeys through this region in 1771 and 1774 en route between the California Missions and Southern Arizona.


Aerial View
Title:
Aerial View
Needles California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Located on the Colorado River on U.S. Highway 66. A popular year 'round playground - Water sports enthusiasts enjoy the many facilities and Marinas along the river. For the best fishing it's always the Colorado River.



The Santa Fe Limited
Title:
The Santa Fe Limited
Needles California (CA), White Border PM 1936 Apr-16

Description:
Needles, California, is on the edge of the Mohave Desert. From their nearby reservation, the Mohave Indians come down to meet the Santa Fe trains and offer their beadwork to passengers.


Street Scene
Title:
Street Scene
Needles California (CA), Linen PM 1939 May-19



Royal Inn
Title:
Royal Inn
Needles California (CA), Chrome unused


City View of Highway 66 following Broadway
Title:
City View of Highway 66 following Broadway
Needles California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Beautiful city on the shores of the Colorado River bordering the State of Arizona. Year round water sports and excellent fishing are not an idle claim. The nationally famous marathon boat race takes place each September.



Covered Wagon at Needles
Title:
Covered Wagon at Needles
Needles California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Highway Route 66 follows Broadway through this beautiful city on the shores of the Colorado River bordering the State of Arizona. Year round water sports and excellent fishing are not an idle claim. The nationally famous marathon boat race takes place each September.


Needles Municipal Golf Course
Title:
Needles Municipal Golf Course
Needles California (CA), Chrome unused



Del Rhea Lodge
Title:
Del Rhea Lodge
Needles California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
A very lovely, "roomy" modernistingly furnished motor hotel, cooled by refigeration , all units have combination tub and shower, telephjones, elec-tric heat, wall to wall carpets. Filtered swimming pool, owner operated.


Bird's Eye View of Town
Title:
Bird's Eye View of Town
Needles California (CA), Divided Back PM 1907 Sep-18



El Garces Hotel
Title:
El Garces Hotel
Needles California (CA), Divided Back unused

Description:
El Garces, Needles, California is named after Padre Francisco Garces, a noted Spanish priest who made several journeys to this region in 1771 and 1774 en route between California Missions and Southern Arizona.


The Mystic Maze of the Mojave Indians
Title:
The Mystic Maze of the Mojave Indians
Needles California (CA), Divided Back unused

Description:
The Mystic Maze was constructed by the Mojave Indians many years ago and is associated with and forms a part of their religious beliefs. The doctrine is that the souls of the departed members of the tribe enter the Maze and wander through it in search of the happy hunting grounds; the good souls succeed in solving the riddle and reach the goal; those other souls wander aimlessly and endlessly, and are at the mercy of the Evil One.



The Santa Fe Limited
Title:
The Santa Fe Limited
Needles California (CA), Divided Back unused

Description:
The town of Needles is but a few miles beyond the Colorado River in California. It is a division point on the Santa Fe. Close to Needles live the remnant of the once powerful and warlike tribe of Indians, the Mojaves, now beggarly hangers-on to civilization, who have to congregate around the trains and offer their wares to the passengers. River boats ply between the town and the Gulf of California.


El Garces, Santa Fe Hotel
Title:
El Garces, Santa Fe Hotel
Needles California (CA), Divided Back unused

Description:
The Santa Fe Hotel at Needles, California, is named after Padre Francisco Garces, a noted Spanish priest who made several journeys through this region in 1771 and 1774 en route between the California missions and Southern Arizona.



Santa Fe Bridge over the Colorado River
Title:
Santa Fe Bridge over the Colorado River
Needles California (CA), Divided Back unused

Description:
The Cantilever Bridge, at Needles, California, is the second largest in America. Its clear span is 660 feet. From this point can be seen the rock spires, known as the Needles. They form the head of the beautiful Mojave Canyon, into which the river plunges.


Annual Colorado River Marathon
Title:
Annual Colorado River Marathon
Needles California (CA), Chrome PM Nov-13



Needles, California
Title:
Needles, California
Needles California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
A cool inviting park in the center of Needles is a cordial invitation to linger in this pretty city. The nearby Colorado River offers fine swimming and unexcelled fishing. The famous boat races take place the first Sunday in October of each year


Santa Fe Limited at Needles, California, Indians Selling Beadwork in Front of El Garces Hotel
Title:
Santa Fe Limited at Needles, California, Indians Selling Beadwork in Front of El Garces Hotel
Needles California (CA), Divided Back unused

Description:
The town of Needles is but a few miles beyond the Colorado River, in California. It is a division point on the Santa Fe. Close to Needles live the remnant of the once powerful and warlike tribe of Indians. The Mohaves, now beggarly hangers-on to civilization, who love to congregate around the trains and offer their wares to passengers. River boats ply between this town and the Gulf of California



View of Needles
Title:
View of Needles
Needles California (CA), Divided Back


Indians Selling Beadwork in Front of El Garces Hotel, The Santa Fe Limited
Title:
Indians Selling Beadwork in Front of El Garces Hotel, The Santa Fe Limited
Needles California (CA), Divided Back unused

Description:
The town of NEEDLES is but a few miles beyond the Colorado River in California. It is a division point on the Santa Fe. Close to Needles live the remnant of the once powerful and warlike tribe of Indians, the Mojaves, now beggarly hangers-on to civilization, who love to congregate around the trains and offer their wares to passengers. River boats ply between this town and the Gulf of California



City Park in Town Center
Title:
City Park in Town Center
Needles California (CA), Chrome

Description:
Located in the center of town this well maintained park serves the local resident and tourist alike. Its cool inviting shade after miles of desert travel is a welcome sight


The Mystic Maza of the Mojave Indians
Title:
The Mystic Maza of the Mojave Indians
Needles California (CA), Divided Back unused

Description:
After painting by Harold Betts. The Mystic Maze was constructed by the Mojave Indians many years ago and is associated with and forms a part of their religious beliefs. The doctrine is that the souls of the departed members of the tribe enter the Maze and wander through it in search of the happy hunting grounds; the good souls succeed in solving the riddle and reach the goal; those other souls wander aimlessly and endlessly, and are at the mercy of the Evil One



Birds-Eye View of Needles - Colorado River in Distance
Title:
Birds-Eye View of Needles - Colorado River in Distance
Needles California (CA), Divided Back PM 1911 Mar-4

Description:
At Needles the confines of California are reached. It is a railroad division point, large terminals being located here, as well as the finest employes recreation hall on the system. The chief business of the town is in catering to the miners and prospectors in the surrounding mountains. There are several hundred Mojave Indians living near Needles, and many of the squaws meet the trains to offer pottery, beadwork, and bows and arrows to the passengers. It is about 300 miles from Los Angeles


El Garces Hotel
Title:
El Garces Hotel
Needles California (CA), Divided Back PM 1925 Jul-23

Description:
El Garces is named after Padre Francisco Garces, a noted Spanish priest who made several journeys through this region in 1771 and 1774 en route between the California Missions and Southern Arizona



Needles TraveLodge
Title:
Needles TraveLodge
Needles California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
1900 W. Broadway


Needles TraveLodge
Title:
Needles TraveLodge
Needles California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
1900 W. Broadway, Needles, Cal. 92363 Telephone 714 - 326-3824 Color TV - Air Conditioning - Room Phones Heated Swimming Pool - Childrens Playground Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge on Premises - 4 Blocks From Colorado River & Golf Course. Toll Free Reservations - Dial 800 - 255-3050



El Garces, New Santa Fe Hotel
Title:
El Garces, New Santa Fe Hotel
Needles California (CA), Divided Back unused

Description:
El Garces, Needles, California, is named after Padre Francisco Garces, a noted Spanish priest who made several journeys through this region in 1771 and 1774 en route between the California Missions and southern Arizona


Old Mojave Woman on the Desert
Title:
Old Mojave Woman on the Desert
Needles California (CA), Divided Back unused

Description:
These interesting Indians numbering in all about two thousand are found in three localities, the majority being located on the Mojave or Colorado River Reservation near Parker, Arizona, to the south of Needles. The men are tall and finely proportioned, their features are regular, with large eyes shaded by long lashes. The women are invariably short in stature. Both sexes more or less elaborately paint the face in bright colors, and delight in wearing coils of blue and white beads. They make pottery of artistic shape, beautiful beadwork and gaily decorated bows and arrows, which they offer for sale to the passengers at Needles



Needles Marina
Title:
Needles Marina
Needles California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Portion of boat docs at Needles Marina and Trailer Park. Ideal climate - always good fishing. Needles is fast becoming one of the most popular resort areas on the Colorado River Columbia


Aerial View of Town & Marina
Title:
Aerial View of Town & Marina
Needles California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
A beautiful well kept golf course and trailer park on the Colorado River. Open the year 'round for fishing and water sports



Highway 66 through Needles
Title:
Highway 66 through Needles
Needles California (CA), Continental Chrome unused


Needles, California
Title:
Needles, California
Needles California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
A popular desert town located on U.S. Hwy. 66, along the Colorado River. Many fine motels and restaurants are available for the year 'round tourist trade, fishermen and water sports enthusiasts Columbia Wholesale Supply



Sante Fe Bridge Over The Colorado River
Title:
Sante Fe Bridge Over The Colorado River
Needles California (CA), Divided Back PM 1924 Apr-1

Description:
The Cantilever Bridge, at Needles, California, is the second largest in America. Its clear span is 660 feet. From this point can be seen the rock spires, known as the Needles. The form the head of the beautiful Mojave Canyon, into which the river plunges


Entrance of El Garces Hotel
Title:
Entrance of El Garces Hotel
Needles California (CA), Divided Back PM 1910 Sep-20

Description:
El Garces, the new Santa Fe Hotel, at Needles, is constructed of reinforced concrete in Colonial style. It is 518 feel long and two stories high; both floors are entirely surrounded by wide verandas. In front is an open court, with fountain. This hotel is named after Padre Francisco Garces, a noted Spanish priest who made several journeys through this country in 1771 and 1774 en route between the old California missions and Southern Arizona



Hyatt Lodge
Title:
Hyatt Lodge
Needles California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Hyatt Lodge On U.S. Highways 66-40 & 95 West 1012 Arch Street Needles, California 92363 · refrigerated air conditioning · room television and radios · custom decor · heated pool · free ice · free coffee · oversize beds · room phones · ample parking · valet service Tel. 714 * 326-3811 Coffee Shop Adjacent Free reservation service to other Hyatt Lodges and Hotels Major credit cards accepted


Royal Inn Of Needles, 640 Arch Street
Title:
Royal Inn Of Needles, 640 Arch Street
Needles California (CA), Chrome PM 1970 Mar-00

Description:
39 luxuriously furnished, air conditioned units. Color TV in all rooms. Heated swim pool, therapy pool, Sauna baths with lounges, Major credit cards accepted. Fun-filled Colorado River offers excellent boating and fishing. Three boat marinas and excellent golf course nearby. Restaurant and cocktail lounge adjoining.



Needles, Needles park Marina
Title:
Needles, Needles park Marina
Needles California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
A beautiful well kept golf course and trailer park on the Colorado river. Open the year round for fishing and water sports


The Mystic Maze Of The Mojave Indians
Title:
The Mystic Maze Of The Mojave Indians
Needles California (CA), Divided Back unused

Description:
After painting by Harold Betts. The Mystic Maze was constructed by the Mojave Indians many years ago and is associated with and forms a part of their religious beliefs. The doctrine is that the souls of the departed members of the tribe enter the Maze and wander through it in search of the happy hunting grounds; the good souls succeed in solving the riddle and reach the goal; those other souls wander aimlessly and endlessly, and are at the mercy of the Evil one.



El Garces Santa Fe Hotel
Title:
El Garces Santa Fe Hotel
Needles California (CA), White Border unused

Description:
The Santa Fe Hotel at Needles, California, is named after Padre Francisco graces, a noted Spanish priest who made several journey through this region in 1771 and 1774 en route between the California missions and southern Arizona.


Butler Block
Title:
Butler Block
Needles California (CA), White Border PM 1931 Jan-27



Broadway
Title:
Broadway
Needles California (CA), Real Photo unused

Description:
Series B9673


The Santa Fe Limited
Title:
The Santa Fe Limited
Needles California (CA), Divided Back PM 1911 Jun-19

Description:
The town of Needles is but a few miles beyond the Colorado River in California. It is a division point on the Santa Fe. Close to Needles live the remnant of the once powerful and warlike tribe of Indians, the Mojaves, now beggerly hangers-on to civilization, who love to congregate around the trains and offer their wares to passengers. River boats ply between the town and the Gulf of California.



The Palms
Title:
The Palms
Needles California (CA), Linen unused

Description:
Clean, air-cooled modern cottages. Near Business District. G. and O. Austin. Groceries, cold drinks, ice, eats


El Rancho Motel
Title:
El Rancho Motel
Needles California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
El Rancho Motor Hotel / Through town to the West / Needles, California / EAstgate 6-2161 . Twenty-Four Beautiful Rooms, Refrigerated Air Conditioning. Hot Water Heat. A Beautiful Swimming Pool for the private use of Guests. TV and Phones in every Room Colourpicture Publishers Inc



Santa Fe Bridge
Title:
Santa Fe Bridge
Needles California (CA), Divided Back unused

Description:
Series H - 1437 The Cantilever Bridge, at Needles, California, is the second largest in America. Its clear span is 660 feet. From this point can be seen the rock spires, known as the Needles. They form the head of the beautiful Mojave Canyon, into which the river plunges.


The Santa Fe Limited
Title:
The Santa Fe Limited
Needles California (CA), White Border unused

Description:
The town of Needles is but a few miles beyond the Colorado River in California. It is a division point on the Santa Fe. Close to Needles live the Mojave Indians, who love to congregate around the trains and offer their wares to passengers. River boats ply between this town and the Gulf of California.



A Happy Papoose
Title:
A Happy Papoose
Needles California (CA), Post Card (Undivided Back) PM 1906 Feb-07


The Santa Fe Limited
Title:
The Santa Fe Limited
Needles California (CA), White Border unused

Description:
Indians selling beadwork in front of El Garces Hotel. The town of Needles is but a few miles beyond the Colorado river in California. It is a division point on the Santa Fe. Close to Needles live the remnant of the once powerful and warlike tribe of Indians, the Mojaves, now beggarly hangers - on to civilization, who love to congregate around the trains and offer their wares to passengers. River boats ply between this town and the Gulf of California.



Old Mojave Woman On The Desert
Title:
Old Mojave Woman On The Desert
Needles California (CA), White Border unused

Description:
These interesting Indians numbering in all about two thousand are found in three localities, the majority being located on the Mojave or Colorado River Reservation near parker, Arizona, to the south of Needles. There are many, however, at Needles. The men are tall and finely proportioned, their features are regular, with large eyes shaded long lashes. The women are invariably short in stature. Both sexes more or less elaborately paint the face in bright colors, and delight in wearing coils of blue and white beads. They make pottery of artistic shape, beautiful beadwork and gaily decorated bows and arrows, which they offer for sale to the passengers at Needles.




Total: 53 Items