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Indio in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Jimmy Swaggart's "Date"

Jimmy Swaggart's "Date" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 21, 2012
1. Jimmy Swaggart's "Date" Marker
On this date, Oct 11, 1991,
Reverend Jimmy Swaggart
picked up a "date" at
Clark's Travel Center.

Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is October 11, 1991.
Location. 33° 43.671′ N, 116° 13.845′ W. Marker is in Indio, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on Indio Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 82253 Indio Boulevard, Indio CA 92201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USS Liberty Tree - USN Captain William L. McGonagle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Smiley Place (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. June Robertson McCarroll (approx. 0.9 miles away); History of Electricity in the Coachella Valley (approx. one mile away); The Bradshaw Trail / Point Happy (approx. 3.8 miles away); Veterans Remembrance Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); Carl G. Bray, Smoke Tree Painter (approx. 4.6 miles away); Water Trough (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indio.
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1. Rider Says Swaggart Hired Her For Sex. Washington Post article (10/11/1991) reporting on the "incident" in Indio, California. (Submitted on February 19, 2024, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. A Brief Biography of Jimmy Swaggart. Jimmy Swaggart Ministries website entry:
Jimmy Lee Swaggart was born March 15, 1935, in Ferriday, Louisiana. Ministering the Word under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, he preached to stadiums filled with capacity crowds around the world and, pioneered televangelism through his weekly telecast. In the 1980's his television programming transmitted to over 3,000 stations and innumerable cable systems each week. Reverend Swaggart's telecasts were seen by more than 8 million people in the United States and by more than 500 million people worldwide, making it the most widespread mass communication of the Gospel in history! (Submitted on March 31, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California.) 
Additional keywords. prostitution, sex work, televangelism
Clark's Travel Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 21, 2012
2. Clark's Travel Center
Jimmy Swaggart image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia, February 21, 1988
3. Jimmy Swaggart
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2024. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 2,761 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California.   3. submitted on May 8, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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