24 Hour Interactive Visitor Kiosk.
Located in Legacy Park, this park contains a 24-hour interactive visitor kiosk. Designed and operated by the Board of Trade, the kiosk will provide around-the-clock visitor information to travelers. The unit, designed to withstand the harsh elements of Eastern Kern another is located up in Kernville. It works very simply, it is a touch pad screen and it offers all kinds of information for the whole county. Very helpful I think.
Mojave Air and Space Port
1434 Flightline St. Mojave, California 93501
(661) 824 2433
Kern County Visitor Center Kiosk
Just off of Hwy 14 and entrance to Mojave Air and Space Port. The park is located at Airport Blvd. and Sabovich St. at the entrance to the East Kern Airport District Administration Building and the Voyager Restaurant at the Mojave Airport/Spaceport.
THE WRITING IS ON THE CABOOSE
Billboards are for most advertising. Some cities use a monument sign to let those driving through know about their area. The Mojave Chamber of Commerce came up with the best way to advertise their town with a railroad caboose car. Why not? Mojave gets a lot of railroad activity and was even the drop off for the Borax 20 mule team wagons out of Death Valley. This unique signage is found next to the parking lot of Mike's Roadhouse Cafe.
Wind Turbines Of Mojave
You can spot these way off in the distance all over the mountains of Mojave and Tehachapi. You can get real up close look if you are on Highway 14 and exit to Oak Creek Road. The road Tehachapi Willow Springs road can take you to either Tehachapi or even back to Rosamond, Lancaster, & Palmdale. Most of the energy produced by these is sold back to the electric company to keep all our communities supplies with power.
This area is soon to hold the record to being the worlds leading power in Green Energy. They have signed a agreement to build in the 50 square miles of wind parks in the Tehachapi region - triple the size of any existing U.S. wind farm.
Wind Engergy History
HIGH DESERT OUTPOST
"MOJAVE IS A TOWN, NOT JUST A DESERT"
Mojave, hear that word and you think of the California desert. Well, you are right, but there is a town in the high desert called Mojave. This Mojave had its beginnings in 1876 with the building of a construction camp for the Southern Pacific Railroad. The claim to fame was the destination point for the famous "twenty-mule team" borax wagon route that started from the Harmony Borax Works in Death Valley over 165 miles away. That was a long haul for a mule team in 1884 that lasted until 1889. Mojave also played a major role in water for the Los Angeles area as it was the headquarters for the construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct.
Being out in the high desert made for ideal conditions for aircraft and later spacecraft. Edwards Air Force base, where the USA western space shuttle landings would occur,is close by to Mojave. The Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake is also nearby. Aerospace is not through in Mojave as the airport at Mojave is not only an aircraft storage area (you can see the many aircraft from Hwy 14, but is also home to various companies and now the Mojave Spaceport, the location of the first private spaceflight, the launch of SpaceShipOne on June 21, 2004. Speaking of flight, Mojave was home to the Rutan Voyager, the first aircraft to fly around the world nonstop and unrefueled. So, to the untrained eye, Mojave doesn't have much going for it, but to the world of flight, this is one mighty important town. There is lots to do around the area of Mojave being only 20 miles to Tehachapi, 60 miles to Bakersfield, 70 miles to Barstow (the route to Las Vegas), 30 miles to Lancaster and then Palmdale with Los Angeles some 90 miles away. Many interesting sites are in the area as well, such as Red Rock Canyon or the wind turbines on the hills.
Yubert's Mojave Page
I was here from 25-Jan-02 to 27-Jan-02. Visited Mitchell Caverns and camped at the Mid-Hills campground. At night it was freezing, I had a 0ºF sleeping bag and I was still cold!!
During the day we hiked to the top of a mountain called Table Top and the following day hiked to the top of the Eagle Rock summit.
Even though this place is spelled Mojave it is pronouced Mohave!!