U.S. 66 Will Rogers Highway

U.S. 66 Will Rogers Highway (HM1A6T)

Location: Vinita, OK 74301 Craig County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 37.628', W 95° 9.856'

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Will Rogers formed lifelong ties to Vinita by attending school here, the Worcester Academy, 1889 and the Willie-Hasell College, 1894 and 1895 terms.

In 1934, Will returned for a WHC reunion and spoke at Old Settlers Day. He urged friends, "have a rodeo next year, and I'll be back."

American Legion Post 40 organized a rodeo for September 1935, but Will and Wiley Post were killed August 15, 1935 in a plane crash. After that the rodeo became the "Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo" and continues annually in Vinita.

"I never met a man I didn't like."
one of many quotes from Will Rogers

U.S. Highway 66 opened Nov. 11, 1925
Renamed in 1936 as Will Rogers Highway
HM NumberHM1A6T
Series This marker is part of the U.S. Route 66 series
Year Placed1999
Placed ByThe American Legion Post 40 and Friends of Route 66
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 9:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 306482 N 4055691
Decimal Degrees36.62713333, -95.16426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 37.628', W 95° 9.856'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 37' 37.68" N, 95° 9' 51.36" W
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Area Code(s)918
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30757 Schaefer Ave, Vinita OK 74301, US
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