Needles, California

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of Wrath (film) The Grapes of Wrath '' (1940) * ''Route 66 (Route 66 (TV series))'' (1960) "The Strengthening Angels" TV Episode * ''Two-Lane Blacktop'' (1971) * ''Convoy (Convoy (1978 film))'' (1978) * ''Repo Man (Repo Man (film))'' (1984) * ''Evicted (Evicted (film))'' (2000) * ''The Amazing Race (The Amazing Race (U.S. TV series))'' (2001) TV Series * ''Domino (Domino (film))'' (2005) * ''Criminal Xing (Criminal Xing (film))'' (2007) * ''Into the Wild (Into the Wild (film))'' (2007) In the 1993 film ''Suture (Suture (film))'', the town of Needles is a key element of the plot. Books * In John Steinbeck's novel ''The Grapes of Wrath'', the Joad family stops in Needles when they enter California on Route 66 (U.S. Route 66). Print media * In the comic strip ''Peanuts'', whose creator Charles Schulz lived in Needles as a boy, Snoopy's brother Spike (Spike (Peanuts)) lived in the desert outside Needles. He frequently heads to Needles to partake of the town's nightlife, often running afoul of the local coyotes. Recordings * In 2004, John Lowery (John 5), former guitarist for Marilyn Manson, released his CD ''Vertigo (Vertigo (John 5 album))'', in which the first track is entitled "Needles CA." * The town is mentioned in the lyrics of Hoyt Axton's "Never Been To Spain"; the song was a hit for Three Dog Night in 1972 and was also performed by Elvis – Well I never been to England, but I kinda like the Beatles. Well, I headed out for Las Vegas, only made it out to Needles. Can you feel it? Must be real. It feels so good! * Izzy Stradlin's (Izzy Stradlin) 1999 album Ride On (Ride On (Izzy Stradlin album)) includes a track entitled "Needles" about his love of visiting the town. Television * In October 2006, two students and two teachers from Needles High School were invited to Washington DC to meet with the Under Secretary of Defense, in which they spoke of the new program at Needles High School called MOCK National Security Workshop. The students were also interviewed for the nationwide, fifteen-minute television news show, ''Channel One News'', where the episode was aired on October 25. * Needles was the main site of a 2009 ''UFO Hunters'' episode investigating a supposed UFO Crash. * Needles High School was on a ''School Pride'' television episode November 12, 2010. * In the ''Sex and the City'' season 6 episode "Out of the Frying Pan", Smith Jerrod and Samantha Jones (Samantha Jones (Sex and the City)) attend the movie premiere of a Gus Van Sant film called ''Needles, CA''. Other connections * April 10, 1992: the 38-year-old comedian Sam Kinison was killed in a head-on car crash outside of Needles, California. His newlywed wife was critically injured. thumb Tony Hawk at the opening of the Needles Skate Park on January 3, 2004. (File:JasonTonyParkOpening.JPG) * In late 2000 to early 2001, skateboard legend Tony Hawk donated $10,000 to the Needles Skate Park, which is still in use today. Hawk was present for the grand opening of the park in January 2004. * Needles (and the surrounding area) was the scene for the hit 1986 post-apocalyptic computer RPG ''Wasteland (Wasteland (computer game))''. * Murals paying homage to U.S. 66, the celebrated "Mother Road" which passed through Needles on its way between Chicago and Los Angeles, and painted by local artist Dan Louden, have become a popular tourist attraction. From Essex, the original alignment followed Goffs Road through Goffs (Goffs, California) and joining I-40 at the U.S. Route 95 (U.S. Route 95 in California) exit. A later alignment is now I-40 from Goffs. The original highway winds around I-40 in the Needles (Needles, California) area, before crossing the Colorado River into Arizona. The western route parallelling the Colorado River, covers more plains, of the Colorado Desert Mojave Desert, rising to, and down from various ''mountain passes'', (for example south of Needles, California(the Sacramento Mountains (California)), or Searchlight, Nevada). Wash (Wash (creek))es-(no rivers), drain from the west into the Lower Colorado River, south from Lake Mead-Hoover Dam.


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. On February 1, 2007, Ed Schultz returned to hosting the ''News and Views'' show. Unknown date events * Summer - The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, later to become part of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, completes its connection between Needles (Needles, California) and Mojave, California. * The Santa Fe Refrigerator Despatch (SFRD) is established as a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. *Necanicum Jct., Oregon (NCM) Oregon


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of Wrath (film) The Grapes of Wrath '' (1940) * ''Route 66 (Route 66 (TV series))'' (1960) "The Strengthening Angels" TV Episode * ''Two-Lane Blacktop'' (1971) * ''Convoy (Convoy (1978 film))'' (1978) * ''Repo Man (Repo Man (film))'' (1984) * ''Evicted (Evicted (film))'' (2000) * ''The Amazing Race (The Amazing Race (U.S. TV series))'' (2001) TV Series * ''Domino (Domino (film))'' (2005) * ''Criminal Xing (Criminal Xing (film))'' (2007) * '' Into the Wild (film


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''' (Mojave (Mojave language): ''ʼAha Kuloh'') is a city located in the Mojave Desert on the western banks of the Colorado River (Colorado River (U.S.)) in San Bernardino County (San Bernardino County, California), California. It is located in the Mohave Valley which straddles the California–Arizona–Nevada border. The city is accessible via Interstate 40 and U.S. Route 95. The population was 4,844 at the 2010 census, up from 4,830 at the 2000 census. Needles

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Transportation Interstate 40 is the major highway through Needles, connecting Barstow (Barstow, California) to the west and Arizona to the east. U.S. Route 95 also enters the city from the east on former Route 66 as a concurrency (concurrency (road)) with I-40, then splits with the Interstate west of the city, and heads north to Nevada. The Colorado River Bridge connects Needles directly with Mohave County, Arizona, and Arizona State Route 95. Amtrak, the national


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accessdate 2008-01-31 title American FactFinder of 2000, there were 4,830 people, 1,940 households, and 1,268 families residing in the city. The estimated population in July 2006: 5,330 (+10.4% change). ref


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, South Tahoe, and Coleville (Coleville High School). Needles also has two private schools: the Needles Assembly of God Christian School and the Needles Seventh-day Adventist School. Popular culture Movies Movies shows using locations in Needles: IMDB search results for Needles * '' The Grapes


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, South Tahoe, and Coleville (Coleville High School). Needles also has two private schools: the Needles Assembly of God Christian School and the Needles Seventh-day Adventist School. Popular culture Movies Movies shows using locations in Needles: IMDB search results for Needles * '' The Grapes


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The March 9, 2009 voter registration tally for the city is as follows: *American Independent: 104 *Democratic: 907 *Libertarian: 8 *Non Partisan: 430 *Peace and Freedom: 9 *Republican: 624 *'''City Total: 2,082''' From Essex, the original alignment followed Goffs Road through Goffs (Goffs, California) and joining I-40 at the U.S. Route 95 (U.S. Route 95 in California) exit. A later alignment is now I-40 from Goffs. The original highway winds around I-40 in the Needles (Needles, California) area, before crossing the Colorado River into Arizona. The western route parallelling the Colorado River, covers more plains, of the Colorado Desert Mojave Desert, rising to, and down from various ''mountain passes'', (for example south of Needles, California(the Sacramento Mountains (California)), or Searchlight, Nevada). Wash (Wash (creek))es-(no rivers), drain from the west into the Lower Colorado River, south from Lake Mead-Hoover Dam.


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Secretary of Defense, in which they spoke of the new program at Needles High School called MOCK National Security Workshop. The students were also interviewed for the nationwide, fifteen-minute television news show, ''Channel One News'', where the episode was aired on October 25. * Needles was the main site of a 2009 ''UFO Hunters'' episode investigating a supposed UFO Crash. * Needles High School was on a ''School Pride'' television episode November 12, 2010

Needles, California

'''Needles''' (Mojave (Mojave language): ''ʼAha Kuloh'') is a city located in the Mojave Desert on the western banks of the Colorado River (Colorado River (U.S.)) in San Bernardino County (San Bernardino County, California), California. It is located in the Mohave Valley which straddles the California–Arizona–Nevada border. The city is accessible via Interstate 40 and U.S. Route 95. The population was 4,844 at the 2010 census, up from 4,830 at the 2000 census.

Needles was named after "The Needles", a group of pointed rocks on the Arizona side of the river. The large Mohave (Mohave people) Native American (Native Americans in the United States) community shares the nearby Fort Mojave Indian Reservation and the town. Needles is a gateway to the Mojave National Preserve.

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