We here at Cheetah Velour Industries recently found ourselves in downtown Amboy, CA. Amboy is located west of Needles on National Trails Highway, formerly known as Route 66.
Apparently Amboy was quite the bustling place until Interstate 40 came along in the 70's and bypassed it. On the day I was there, the cafe was open selling soda pop, snacks, souvenirs and gas. The post office is still in operation, too.