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Truckee in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

World War I Memorial / Victory Highway Monument

 
 
World War I Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
1. World War I Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
[Located on Front of Monument:]
Dedicated to
California’s 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 1970’s 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
Victory Highway Monument Rededication Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
2. Victory Highway Monument Rededication Marker
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Council
Robert Florian, Mayor ∙ Robert W. Drake ∙ Maia Schneider ∙ Donald C. McCormack ∙ Joshua J. Susman
 
Erected 1928 by California Department of Transporation (Caltrans) and the Town of Truckee.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, World I. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1939.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Truckee CA 96161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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” ----------- “Dot’s Place” (about 700 feet away); George Schaffer House (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Schaffer (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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
World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
3. World War I Memorial
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 . . .  The “Victory Highway”. A Wikipedia article giving a short history of the “Victory Highway” (Submitted on October 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.) 
 
Additional commentary.
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
 
Rear Side of Monument Displaying Victory Highway Rededication Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
4. Rear Side of Monument Displaying Victory Highway Rededication Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,877 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
 
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Aug. 12, 2022