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Santa Monica in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Will Rogers Highway

 
 
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By Craig Baker, July 2, 2018
1. Will Rogers Highway Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated 1952
to
Will Rogers
Humorist - World Traveler - Good Neighbor

This Main Street of America
Highway 66
was the first road he traveled in
a career that led him straight to
the hearts of his countrymen.

[Second smaller marker]
California Presidents Club
Finis corona opus [The end crowns the work]
In Memory of Departed Members

 
Erected 1952.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 34° 0.835′ N, 118° 29.897′ W. Marker is in Santa Monica, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Ocean Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located in Palisades Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1398 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica CA 90401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rapp's Saloon (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Santa Monica Pier Carousel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Santa Monica Pier (approx. 0.3 miles away); Olympiad Rose Bush
Will Rogers Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 2, 2018
2. Will Rogers Highway Marker
In 2018 the marker was no longer missing.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); George Washington (approx. 0.9 miles away); Shotgun House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ocean Park Branch Library (approx. 1.1 miles away); Roy Jones House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Monica.
 
Regarding Will Rogers Highway. This marker was placed here in 1952 to promote the Warner Brothers film "The Will Rogers Story". The U.S. 66 Highway Associaton and Ford Motor Company also took part in the promotion, and a caravan drove along Route 66 from St. Louis to Santa Monica placing markers at each state line. They chose this spot, which is not the exact end of Route 66, but a kind of "state line" next to the Pacific Ocean, to place the final marker. The actual end is at Olympic and Lincoln, where a new marker has recently been placed.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
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Will Rogers Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 17, 2003
3. Will Rogers Highway Marker
Will Rogers Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 17, 2003
4. Will Rogers Highway Marker
Missing Will Rogers Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
2007
5. Missing Will Rogers Highway Marker
The marker was reported missing in the March 2007 "City Landmark Assessment Report" of Palisades Park, Santa Monica, California, plate 9, page 41.
Route 66 Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
2018
6. Route 66 Highway Marker
Located at Olympic and Lincoln, one mile east of the Will Rogers Highway marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 25, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 665 times since then and 69 times this year. Last updated on July 3, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3, 4. submitted on January 25, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   5. submitted on February 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   6. submitted on June 25, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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