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Long Beach in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Grand Army of the Republic Highway

U.S. 6

 
 
Grand Army of the Republic Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 28, 2014
1. Grand Army of the Republic Highway Marker
Inscription. This monument marks the western end of a coast to coast highway extending a distance of three thousand six hundred fifty-two miles through fourteen states. It was erected by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in memory of the heroic services and unselfish devotion of the Union soldiers sailors and marines who laid down their lives on the altar of sacrifice during the Civil War. National Highway first proposed by Major William L. Anderson Jr. U.S.A. of Massachusetts for what they did and dared let us remember them today.
Department Commander
Melville R. Riggs
National Highway Chairmen
William L. Anderson, Mass. J. Clark Mansfield, Pa.
Dr. Ralph R. Barrett, Calif. Vernon E. Cheney, Calif.
Dedicated May 3, 1953

 
Erected 1953.
 
Location. 33° 46′ N, 118° 11.333′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of East Ocean Boulevard and Long Beach Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on East Ocean Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Long Beach CA 90802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Breakers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct
NAUSWV and GAR Markers image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 28, 2014
2. NAUSWV and GAR Markers
line); Cooper Arms (about 700 feet away); Security Pacific National Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Broadlind Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lafayette Complex (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Campbell Mural (approx. 0.2 miles away); US Post Office-Long Beach Main (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ranchos (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Long Beach.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
National Auxiliary United Spanish War Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 28, 2014
3. National Auxiliary United Spanish War Veterans Marker
"You triumphed over obstacles
which would have overcome men
less brave and determined"
President McKinley

Presented to the
National Auxiliary
United Spanish War Veterans
to the city of
Long Beach, California
at the
Fifty-Second National Convention
September 19, 1955
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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