One thing California has is lots of rest stops which is always a blessing especially if you have children. Lots of wonderful shaded picnic tables and the restrooms are usually clean.
Mini mart/Gas station
For anyone who may need services, this place offers a gas station and a mini mart. It is probably frequented by the neighboring residence. Lots live all along the outskirts. You may not see them, but they are there.
Although, this seems just a rest stop, it is a small community. These stops serve as a oasis when the hot summer months are at their peak. There is even a area for the pets. There are usually with most rest stops, billboards filled with information of the area and the drive. Take the time to read the information. You might learn something new:-) If anything, make sure you take in the view of the Sierra Mountain Range.
2 Gill Station Rd
Olancha, CA 93549
I have heard and read about these markers, but this is the first time I have seen one. So this rest stop is even more special. You never know where you will find treasures.
Dedicated to all that are in the Armed Forces that defend our great country!
The Blue Memorial Marker program began to honor WW II veterans and have taken their mission one step further. It originated with a garden club in New Jersey in 1944 and soon after NGC started the program. It’s a nationwide living memorial projected a ribbon of dedicated highways all across our great country. Each state has put markers at certain locations such as state lines, entrances to towns, intersections and rest areas. A blue star should be the centerpiece of the memorial sign. The blue star symbolized the blue star on the World War II service Flag, which hung in so many homes of service men and women as a tribute. Garden Club members immediately responded to this program.
This is a wonderful example of how history can be told. It is important that much was sacrificed through suffering and dishonor. We did not do the right things in our past and it is important we do not sugar coat it and deny or cover it up. This board tells the story how the Numu almost lost their right to life and the use of their home land. It comes from the very words of those who experienced the injustice and ignorance. It is very sad and disheartening, but none the less I am glad someone has shared it. Yet, they endured and have regained most of their land back and work hand in hand to preserve the environment.
Please read the boards!