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Mammoth Orange (Chowchilla)--soon to be gone?


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Mammoth Orange (Chowchilla)--soon to be gone?

Steve Green | Jun 4, 2007 07:56 AM

One of our favorite stops along Hwy 99 is the Mammoth Orange stand--the last (I believe) of many such places that used to line Hwy 99, back before it was a freeway. Great place for fresh-squeezed orange juice (fresh-squeezed right there, as opposed to the fresh-squeezed-into-a-jug stuff you usually see these days), burgers, and dogs.

It's been endangered for several years now, as Caltrans has planned a realignment of the nearby 99/152 interchange. When passing through early last month, I noticed some preliminary Caltrans construction going on nearby, but the worker at Mammoth didn't know anything about it. I couldn't find any current news on the place, so I called them last week.

Bad news: Caltrans has now blocked the southbound access across the highway, which pretty much cuts their business in half.

I'd be surprised if this piece of history lasts through another summer. Go while you can.

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