Barstow

August 14, 2022

Barstow is located in San Bernardino County. It is one of the 58 counties found in the state of California. The city is in the Mojave desert, making it a semi-arid region. The city is the perfect base for such a military institution because it has plenty of land and few populated areas. However, it is in the top ten most dangerous cities in the state of California.

Fun Facts

  • As of 2020, the population of Barstow was 25,415.
  • It is a rail center mecca
  • It’s home to the Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow
  • The first settlers set up camp in the early 1840s in the Mormon Corridor.
  • Paul A Courtney is the city's current mayor.
  • People from Barstow are called Barstovians.
  • Barstow is home to a few museums, including Route 66 Mother Road Museum, Western America Rail Museum and the Mojave River Valley Museum.
  • Many immigrants have entered through Route 66, which you may recognize from “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck.

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