Billy Vukovich Memorial

Billy Vukovich Memorial (HMVSZ)

Location: Fresno, CA 93721 Fresno County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 43.967', W 119° 47'

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This Monument is dedicated May 30, 1956, by the citizens of Fresno to the memory of Fresno's own Billy Vukovich, who met his death while leading the Indianapolis 500 Mile race May 30, 1955.

Billy Vukovich, who lived all his life in Fresno, won almost every major automobile racing championship in the United States. Among his racing accomplishments are the following:

1954 Indianapolis 500 winner
1953 Indianapolis 500 winner
1950 National Midget Race Champion
1947 Pacific Coast Midget Champion
1946 Pacific Coast Midget Champion

The citizens of Fresno are proud of Billy Vukovich. We are proud of his accomplishments, his courage, his sportsmanship and his will to win. It is particularly fitting tht we, the citizens of Fresno, erect and didicate this memorial in honor of him, who was a true champion.
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HM NumberHMVSZ
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
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Year Placed1956
Placed ByFresno City Commission and Vukovich Memorial Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 5:39am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 251457 N 4068842
Decimal Degrees36.73278333, -119.78333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 43.967', W 119° 47'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 43' 58.02" N, 119° 46' 60.00" W
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Area Code(s)559, 209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700 M St, Fresno CA 93721, US
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