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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the The Grand Army of the Republic series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 3, 1953.
 
Location. 33° 46′ N, 118° 11.333′ W. Marker is in Long
Spanish War and GAR Highway markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, March 28, 2014
2. Spanish War and GAR Highway markers
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Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Memorial is at the intersection of East Ocean Boulevard and Long Beach Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on East Ocean Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Long Beach CA 90802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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 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. ¼ mile away); The Campbell Mural (approx. ¼ mile away); Long Beach Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ranchos (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Beach.
 
Regarding Grand Army of the Republic Highway. The Grand Army of the Republic was an organization of veterans who served in the Civil War. Founded in 1866, they held annual reunions known as “Encampments”. At its peak in 1890 the organization had a national membership of over 400,000 veterans. It was dissolved in 1956 at the death of its last member.
 
Spanish War Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, March 28, 2014
3. Spanish War Veterans Marker
"You triumphed over obstacles which would have overcome men less brave and determined"
- President McKinley

Presented by 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 was last revised on May 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 540 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 25, 2022