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Fenner in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

John Wilkie Safety Roadside Rest Area At Fenner

 
 
John Wilkie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Beeman, April 21, 2006
1. John Wilkie Marker
Inscription.  As Caltrans Highway Superintendent for the Needles area, John Wilkie sought ways to improve maintenance at this Rest Area. Pursuing this goal, John became a statewide leader in increasing employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

John's passionate belief in the abilities of people let him to develop and promote the "Roads as Bridges to Employment" program. Today, throughout California, Rest Areas are maintained by persons with disabilities.

John represented the highest ideals of public service, continuing long beyond his retirement to be a mentor and champion for persons with disabilities.

John Wilkie 1928–1997
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1997.
 
Location. 34° 48.603′ N, 115° 13.134′ W. Marker is in Fenner, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 40, 3.1 miles west of the Goffs Road Interchange, on the right when traveling west. It is at the westbound John Wilkie Safety Rest Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Essex CA 92332, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are
John Wilkie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Beeman, April 21, 2006
2. John Wilkie Marker
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within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clipper Divisional Camp (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pah-Ute Creek (approx. 11½ miles away); Goffs Schoolhouse (approx. 11½ miles away); Army Camp at Goffs (approx. 11½ miles away); a different marker also named Goffs Schoolhouse (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. This page has been viewed 3,984 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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May. 23, 2022