Claremore in Rogers County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
U.S. 66 Will Rogers Highway
—Chicago to Los Angeles —
Main Street of America
Will Rogers launched a journey into international fame, historic greatness and galloping humor along this frontier cattle trail that grew into Route 66 of motorized America.
Born on a ranch in 1879 twelve miles NW of here, Will Rogers finished his life's journey in 1935 and rests eternally in a hillside tomb one mile due west from here.
As surely as trail dust yielded to concrete and Route 66, Will Rogers credo of brotherhood surely was a message for all time. He said, "I joked about every prominent man of my time, but I never met a man I didn't like."
From the stage, screen, newspaper pages and electronic air waves, Will Rogers['] message of tolerance and understanding was one of greatness, outreach and adventure that was captured in the spirit and paved in the legacy of Route 66.
This monument symbolizes the greatness of the man and his memorial that is etched in the history of Route 66.
U.S. Highway 66 opened November 11, 1926
Named "Will Rogers Highway" in 1936
Erected 2001 by the Citizens of Claremore.
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
Location. 36° 18.882′ N, 95° Click for map. Marker is adjacent to the J. M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 North J. M. Davis Boulevard, Claremore OK 74017, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. US Army M-41 "Walker Bulldog" Light Tank (a few steps from this marker); Howdy Folks (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Will Rogers (approx. one mile away); Will Rogers Memorial (approx. one mile away); Oklahoma Military Academy War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oklahoma Military Academy Killed in Action Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); George Washington (approx. 1.2 miles away); Claremore Mound (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Claremore.
Also see . . .
1. Will Rogers Memorial Museums. (Submitted on August 18, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. The Official Website of Will Rogers. (Submitted on August 18, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. National Historic Route 66 Federation. (Submitted on August 18, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
4. Route 66 Travel Itinerary. (Submitted on August 18, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.