Will Rogers Highway Historical

Will Rogers Highway Historical (HM1W69)

Location: Texola, OK 73668 Beckham County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 13.301', W 99° 59.888'

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U.S. 66 Chicago to Los Angeles

June 26, 1952, on this location, Route 66 was rededicated as the Will Rogers Highway. This was one of the many ceremonies that took place on the state lines of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California as well as Oklahoma, when a booster caravan traveled from St. Louis, MO. To Santa Monica, CA. The caravan was organized by the Natl. U.S. Highway 66 Assoc., Warner Brothers Film Studio, Ford Motor Company, and the Rt. 66 Associations from those eight states.

The original bronze plaque placed here to mark the dedication read:


Will Rogers Highway
Dedicated 1952
to
Will Rogers
Humorist - World Traveler - Good Neighbor
This Main Street of America
Highway 66
Was the first road he traveled in a career
that led him straight to the hearts of his
countrymen.
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HM NumberHM1W69
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 409163 N 3898083
Decimal Degrees35.22168333, -99.99813333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 13.301', W 99° 59.888'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 13' 18.06" N, 99° 59' 53.28" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)580
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near TX-30 Spur, Texola OK 73668, US
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