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World War I Memorial / Victory Highway Monument

 
 
World War I Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
1. World War I Memorial Marker
Inscription.
[Located on Front of Monument:]
Dedicated to
Californiaís Sons and Daughters
Who Served Their Country
In the World War 1917 -1918
And to the Memory of
Those Who Gave the
“Last Full Measure of Devotion”

[Located on Back of Monument:]
Victory Highway Monument Rededication
July 24, 1998
This monument was originally sited on old Highway 40 near the California/Nevada State line in 1928 and removed in the mid 1970ís due to vandalism. It was one of a series of monuments placed on the “Victory Highway” across the U.S., honoring those who died serving the United States in World War I. Donner Pass Road and part of Glenshire Drive through Truckee still follow the basic alignment of the old highway. The Town of Truckee, in cooperation with Caltrans, has rededicated this monument not only for its original purpose and the history of Old Highway 40, but also for current revitalization efforts occurring in historic downtown Truckee.
Rededication concept initiated in 1997 by Mayor Robert W. Drake

Truckee Town Council
Robert Florian, Mayor ∙ Robert W. Drake ∙ Maia Schneider ∙ Donald C. McCormack ∙ Joshua J. Susman
 
Erected 1928
Victory Highway Monument Rededication Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
2. Victory Highway Monument Rededication Marker
by California Department of Transporation (Caltrans) and the Town of Truckee.
 
Location. 39° 19.651′ N, 120° 11.221′ W. Marker is in Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of Donner Pass Road and Spring Street, on the right when traveling west on Donner Pass Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Truckee CA 96161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Truckee Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Rocking Stone (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Theodore Dehone Judah (about 500 feet away); Truckee (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Truckee (about 600 feet away); “The Tin Can” ----------- “Dotís Place” (about 700 feet away); George Schaffer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jax Truckee Diner (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Truckee.
 
Regarding World War I Memorial / Victory Highway Monument. The Victory Highway was a memorial to those who fought and died during World War One. It ran from Atlantic City to San Francisco.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. The “Victory Highway”
World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
3. World War I Memorial
. A Wikipedia article giving a short history of the “Victory Highway” (Submitted on October 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Postcard Image of the Monument at its Original Location. (Submitted on December 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional comments.
1. New Location
After a few years in storage and then at display in Town Hall, the Victory Highway Eagle Monument was unveiled at a new location in downtown Truckee in February 2015. As part of the Brickelltown Streetscape project, the monument is now located in a pedestrian plaza at the northwest corner of the intersection of Donner Pass Road and Spring Street, only a short distance from its previous location at the Truckee Train Depot.
    — Submitted March 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

 
Additional keywords. Victory Highway
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, World I
 
Rear Side of Monument Displaying Victory Highway Rededication Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
4. Rear Side of Monument Displaying Victory Highway Rededication Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,601 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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