digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Newberry Springs
Unincorporated community
Newberry Springs is located in California
Newberry Springs
Newberry Springs
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 34°49′40″N 116°41′15″W / 34.82778°N 116.68750°W / 34.82778; -116.68750Coordinates: 34°49′40″N 116°41′15″W / 34.82778°N 116.68750°W / 34.82778; -116.68750
Country United States
State California
County San Bernardino
Founded 1911
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,895
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 92365
Area code(s) 760

Newberry Springs is an unincorporated community in the western Mojave Desert of Southern California, located at the foot of the Newberry Mountains in San Bernardino County, California, USA. The population at the 2000 census was 2,895.

Location, geography, and climate[edit]

Newberry Springs is located 20 mi (32 km) east of Barstow, approximately 40 mi (64 km) due west of the Mojave National Preserve, and approximately 100 mi (160 km) south of Death Valley National Park. The town is (117 sq mi (300 km2) in area. It is approximately 3,000 ft (910 m) above sea level.

The region maintains an average daytime summer temperature of 107 °F (42 °C). In the winter, lows generally get into the 20's, with a dry, cold climate, the immediate area receiving less than 10 in (250 mm) of rain per year.

Newberry Springs is a typical desert oasis. Ancient volcanic rock formations, lava beds, sand dunes, mineral springs, and hidden mud baths are found in the area.

The area is irrigated by the Mojave Aquifer, the largest aquifer in the Western United States,[citation needed] which makes possible a diverse and abundant agriculture and a number of man-made lakes.[citation needed]

Transportation[edit]

Interstates 15 and 40 run through the area. BNSF Railway's transcontinental main line and historic Route 66 both run through the town.

History[edit]

The original name of Newberry Springs was "Water".[citation needed] Since its earliest days the area in and around Newberry Springs has been a source of water for the surrounding arid region. Camp Cady, located at the western terminus of the Mojave Road just 12 miles north of present-day Newberry Springs, was a resting place and watering hole along the Mojave River for wagon trains coming to California in the 1850s on the old Mormon Trail. In the 1880s the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad hauled tank cars of water from Newberry Springs to the stations and towns in the region, making life in this arid land possible.[citation needed]

The area has been used as a venue for location filming including Bagdad Café.

Agriculture[edit]

The climate in Newberry Springs is relatively mild and ideal for many crops, including pistachios, apricots and alfalfa.[citation needed] Newberry Springs has many farms and ranches, which produce ostrich, horse, buffalo, duck, turkey, catfish, and koi.

Recreation[edit]

Water skiing is important to the area. Newberry Springs contains some man-made oval lakes and other water race courses used for water–ski and jetski racing, including the privately owned Cheyenne Lake. The Horton Lakes Water Ski School and Wet Set Village, which has hosted water ski tournaments seen on ESPN,[citation needed] are in Newberry Springs

There are also desert courses used for motocross, dune buggy, and ATV racing. The area also supports camping, hunting, fishing, wilderness backpacking, and paraflying. Paraflyte Ranch, a paraflying school, is in the area.

Attractions[edit]

Near Newberry Springs is the Calico Ghost Town, the Calico Early Man Site, the Camp Cady wildlife reserve, the Solar One green energy project, and the Silver Valley Sun Naturist Club.

Every November, the town is the host of the annual Newberry Springs Pistachio Festival.

North of Newberry Springs is the currently vacant site of the former Lake Dolores/Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark.

The motion picture Bagdad Café was filmed in the area and the truck stop featured in the film still exists as a working motel and restaurant.

Newberry Springs is home to the St. Anthony Orthodox Coptic Monastery.

The Newberry Mountains are home to the nearby Newberry Mountains Wilderness Area.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newberry Mountains Wilderness". United State Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management. Retrieved December 31, 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • The Mojave Desert (Images of America: California) by John Swisher (Paperback - Sep 27, 1999)
  • Mojave Desert (American Deserts Handbook) by Rose Houk (Paperback - May 2001)
  • Mojave Desert Trails by Florine Lawlor (Paperback - Jul 2004)
  • California Desert Byways: 68 of California's Best Backcountry Drives by Tony Huegel (Spiral-bound - Jan 15, 2007)
  • Calico Ghost Town; S. California's Greatest Silver Camp by n/a (Paperback - Jan 1, 1966)
  • Bill Cook's Ghostly Guide to Calico Ghost Town by Bill Cook (Paperback - Feb 1, 2009)
  • When the Rivers Run Dry: Water—The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century by Fred Pearce (Paperback - Mar 7, 2007)
  • The Water Slide (Rigby PM Benchmark Collection Level 14) by Annette Smith and Trish Hill (Paperback - Jan 2000)
  • Jet Ski (Built for Speed) by Luke Thompson (Paperback - Mar 2000)

External links[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newberry_Springs,_California — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
7309 videos foundNext > 

Huell Howser — California Road Trip — Newberry Springs

The one, the only Huell Howser in arguably his finest outing ever. Newberry Springs, where reality meets surreality in the California desert. "I'm a real General, ...

Rock-A-Hoola / Lake Dolores Abandonded Water Park - Newberry Springs, California

John Goad, Jr. of The Goad Team's trip to the abandoned water park Rock-A-Hoola in Newberry Springs, CA. Located just off the I-15 between Los Angeles and ...

ROUTE66 vol.12 from Newberry Springs,California to Santa Monica,California

ルート66をシカゴからLAまでをドライブした記録です。12日目最終日は、ニューベリー・スプリングスから、カリフォルニア州サンタ・モニカまで...

3105 Newberry springs California

PAYPAL account vollrathj@gmail.com Po box 1193 Sheboygan Wisconsin 53082.

70 Mile Per Hour BNSF Trains Through Newberry Springs HD

Watch in High Definition! The BNSF Needles Subdivision in Southern California is a 168 mile long stretch of the BNSF Southern Transcontinental Rail Line.

Horton Lakes - Newberry Springs, CA - July 2013

Here's a little video documenting a short ski school session with Dr. Jack Horton and Ellie Horton in July 2013.

Newberry Springs QAV500 Test

Just a couple of clips from testing my latest QAV500 setup in Newberry Springs CA before she gets disassembled to become a QAV500g. Limited computer ...

CampgroundViews.com - Newberry Mountain RV & Motel Park Newberry Springs California CA

http://www.CampgroundViews.com takes user submitted videos combined with professional editing to provide tent and RV campers with a first person view of a ...

ROUTE66 vol.11 from Needles,California to Newberry Springs,California

ルート66をシカゴからLAまでをドライブした記録です。11日目は、カリフォルニア州ニードルズから、カリフォルニア州ニューベリー・スプリング...

Hanson Aggregates - Newberry Springs, CA

Conveyor System, Newberry Springs, CA.

7309 videos foundNext > 

15 news items

VVNG Victor Valley News

VVNG Victor Valley News
Tue, 05 May 2015 12:19:31 -0700

APPLE VALLEY-(VVNG.com): Nearly 4 years after the May 20, 2011 apartment fire that took the life of 11-month-old Bradley Dingman his father 30-year-old Lucas Dingman has been arrested. Dingman, who was living in La Porte City, Iowa was arrested on ...

Victorville Daily Press

Victorville Daily Press
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:50:23 -0800

Even those of us who love living in the Victor Valley know that there's plenty of room for improvement. But while beautifying our cities, shoring up our infrastructure and attracting quality businesses are all laudable goals, let's not forget to ...
 
Missouri S&T News and Research
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:25:04 -0700

In 1978, McGath was promoted to manager of the Newberry Plant and Hector Mine in Newberry Springs, California. NL Industries was purchased by an outside company and became a part of Elementis 1998. McGath held his management position until he ...

Four Wheeler Network

Four Wheeler Network
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 06:07:30 -0700

Working at Four Wheeler isn't all horsepower and giant tires. There are long hours for little pay, and we have gotten so good at jumping through corporate hoops we could win Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. That'd said, you didn't ...
 
Omaha World-Herald
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:04:31 -0700

A Travel Adventure artist film series, in which viewers can enjoy exotic locations from the comfort of a theater seat, begins Thursday at Village Pointe Cinema, 304 N. 174th St. The 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday screenings, 90 minutes each, are of ...
 
NBC Southern California
Mon, 05 May 2014 14:10:34 -0700

A stretch of Southern Cailfornia freeway could be closed through Tuesday after a construction worker's blowtorch caught the overpass bridge's wooden supports on fire. Both directions of the 15 Freeway near Ranchero Road in Hesperia were shut down at ...
 
OCRegister
Mon, 05 May 2014 19:40:32 -0700

The Cadiz Valley Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project involves installing wells to tap the natural aquifer that lies beneath 70 square miles of Mojave Desert land owned by Cadiz Inc. The private developer would also build a 43-mile pipeline from ...

mvprogress

mvprogress
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 02:01:23 -0700

Park officials expected this event to bring about 100 participants and their families to the area. But early in the week, in view of the swimming advisory, the organization opted for a change in venue holding the event in Newberry Springs, California ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight