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Blythe was named after Thomas H. Blythe, a San Francisco financier, who established primary water rights to the Colorado River in the region in 1877. The city was incorporated on July 21, 1916. Established in the late 1930's during World War II Blythe Airfield, located in Blythe, CA was known as "Blythe Army Air Field" and was used by the United States Army Air Forces.
The unincorporated town of Amboy is located on Historic Route 66 in Southern California's Mojave desert. Although Amboy was first settled in 1858, the town was not established until 1883. Lewis Kingman, a locating engineer for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, created the town as the first of a series of alphabetical railroad stations that were to be constructed across the Mojave Desert.